Puig, Peralta on Dodgers' Division Series roster

Puig, Peralta on Dodgers' Division Series roster

LOS ANGELES -- Outfielder Yasiel Puig and veteran reliever Joel Peralta were included on the 25-man roster submitted by the Dodgers for the National League Division Series that starts tonight.

The best-of-five series against the Mets is scheduled to begin with Game 1 at 6:30 PT at Dodger Stadium (TBS).

The Dodgers also will have a five-man traveling taxi squad, consisting of Alex Guerrero, Chris Heisey, Austin Barnes, Juan Nicasio and Carlos Frias, in case of unexpected changes.

Puig made the roster over Heisey even though the talented Cuban played in only the last two games of the regular season after missing more than a month with a strained hamstring, and didn't run full speed in those two games.

Peralta, plagued by a bulging neck disc most of the season, demonstrated increased velocity and sharpness in September to edge Nicasio, who had a 7.04 ERA in September and was vulnerable all season against left-handed hitting.

The roster:

PITCHERS (11)
Brett Anderson
Luis Avilan
Pedro Baez
Yimi Garcia
Zack Greinke
Chris Hatcher
J.P. Howell
Kenley Jansen
Clayton Kershaw
Joel Peralta
Alex Wood

CATCHERS (2)
A.J. Ellis
Yasmani Grandal

INFIELDERS (6)
Adrian Gonzalez
Howie Kendrick
Jimmy Rollins
Corey Seager
Justin Turner
Chase Utley

OUTFIELDERS (6)
Carl Crawford
Andre Ethier
Kiké Hernandez
Joc Pederson
Yasiel Puig
Justin Ruggiano

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.