Puig will be on postseason roster

Puig will be on postseason roster

SAN DIEGO -- Yasiel Puig will be on the Dodgers' postseason roster, manager Dave Roberts said on Tuesday.

Roberts said the depth of the club's roster will present some difficult decisions, but the call has already been made that Puig, who was demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City for most of August, will be on the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series that starts Oct. 7 against Washington.

"Yasiel has self-admitted he's grown," said Roberts. "It's tough to humble yourself and check your ego and go to Oklahoma City and be a Minor League player, but he did that and he learned from it and earned the right to be a Major League player. We talk about it being a privilege to be a Major League player. I think to his credit, he really understands what that means. He's done a lot to help us win a lot of baseball games. He'll be on the postseason roster, and he's earned it."

Puig was sent to the Minors on Aug. 2 after the acquisition of Josh Reddick, and recalled Sept. 2. He has been primarily a platoon player this month, starting against left-handed pitching. Since his return, he has four home runs in 17 games.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.