ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers released their National League Championship Series roster Friday morning, and there were two mild surprises in the bullpen. Neither of two left-handers, Paco Rodriguez or Chris Capuano, made the cut, while Carlos Marmol and Edinson Volquez both were on the team.
Rodriguez was one of the stalwart relievers for the Dodgers most of the season, but he seemed to wear down with heavy usage. He had a 5.68 ERA and opponents batted .308 off him in September. Rodriguez also struggled in the NL Division Series, allowing the decisive two-run single to Jason Heyward in the only game the Dodgers lost.
Capuano pitched three scoreless innings after Hyun-Jin Ryu struggled in the Dodgers’ Game 3 win.
Marmol and Volquez were both midseason acquisitions.
Should the Dodgers advance to the World Series, they will be allowed to set a new roster. In the event of an injury, they can activate a replacement.