Dodgers include Wood, Hernandez on NLCS roster

Additions could impact how Pederson, Urias are used against Cubs

Dodgers include Wood, Hernandez on NLCS roster

CHICAGO -- The Dodgers submitted their roster for the National League Championship Series that started with an 8-4 loss Saturday, adding left-handed pitcher Alex Wood and right-handed-hitting infielder Enrique Hernandez.

To make room, the Dodgers removed infielder Charlie Culberson and catcher Austin Barnes from their roster for the NL Division Series. Game 2 is set for Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FS1.

Game Date Matchup Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 15 CHC 8, LAD 4 video
Gm 2 Oct. 16 LAD 1, CHC 0 video
Gm 3 Oct. 18 LAD 6, CHC 0 video
Gm 4 Oct. 19 CHC 10, LAD 2 video
Gm 5 Oct. 20 CHC 8, LAD 4 video
Gm 6 Oct. 22 CHC 5, LAD 0 video

NLCS Game 2: Tonight at 5 PT on FS1

Wood, a starter forced into relief coming off in-season elbow surgery, gives the Dodgers 12 pitchers, one more than they carried against the Nationals in the NLDS.

Hernandez gives manager Dave Roberts the option to platoon in center field or pinch-hit for Joc Pederson against Cubs' lefties, most notably Game 1 starter Jon Lester. Hernandez has hit well against Cubs lefties, and he has the only home run off Lester among the Dodgers. Hernandez is also 1-for-1 against reliever Aroldis Chapman. He's 3-for-12 lifetime against Lester, while Pederson is 0-for-3.

Wood gives Roberts another left-handed reliever to go with Grant Dayton and Luis Avilan, and Wood's addition to the roster indicates that lefty Julio Urias is a candidate to start in the NLCS. Urias relieved Rich Hill in the decisive NLDS Game 5 in Washington.

Pitchers (12)

LHP Avilan
RHP Pedro Baez
RHP Joe Blanton
LHP Dayton
RHP Josh Fields
LHP Hill
RHP Kenley Jansen
LHP Clayton Kershaw
RHP Kenta Maeda
RHP Ross Stripling
LHP Urias
LHP Wood

Position Players (13)

OF Andre Ethier (L)
1B Adrian Gonzalez (L)
C Yasmani Grandal (S)
IF/OF Hernandez
IF/OF Howie Kendrick
OF Pederson (L)
OF Yasiel Puig
OF Josh Reddick (L)
C Carlos Ruiz
SS Corey Seager (L)
OF Andrew Toles (L)
3B Justin Turner
2B Chase Utley (L)

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