Being in the World Series hasn’t stopped the Royals from tweaking the margins of their 40-man roster, as they claimed outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers from the White Sox.
Sierra has hit just .243 with nine homers and a .679 OPS in 180 games for the White Sox and Blue Jays during the past three seasons and his Triple-A numbers aren’t a whole lot better.
At age 25 he profiles as a bench player, but he does have a decent power-speed combo and the right-handed hitter could fit in a platoon role at some point.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell took “the opener” to new heights in Game 5 of the NLCS on Wednesday evening. Expecting Wade Miley to pitch a sizable portion of the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stacked the lineup with right-handed hitters behind leadoff batter Cody Bellinger.
Wade Miley walked Bellinger to start the game. Counsell promptly walked to the mound and called for right-hander Brandon Woodruff, removing Miley from the game after just one batter and five pitches, as was the plan. Woodruff will face almost exclusively right-handers down the Dodgers’ lineup with the exceptions of Max Muncy and Clayton Kershaw.
Miley will now start Game 6. Or will he?