(670 The Score) The White Sox didn’t include left-hander Dallas Keuchel on their 26-man roster for the American League Division Series on Thursday. They chose to carry 14 position players and 12 pitches for the best-of-five series.
After being a member of the rotation all season, Keuchel was being considered for a relief role, but the team went a different direction. Keuchel posted a 5.28 ERA and 1.53 WHIP this season. The White Sox did include left-hander Carlos Rodon on the roster even though his health is a question mark as he has dealt with shoulder soreness in recent weeks. Here’s a look at the full roster.
Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Zack Collins
Infielders: Jose Abreu, Cesar Hernandez, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, Gavin Sheets, Leury Garcia, Danny Mendick
Outfielders: Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, Adam Engel, Andrew Vaughn, Billy Hamilton
Right-handers: Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, Liam Hendriks, Craig Kimbrel, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo Lopez, Ryan Tepera, Jose Ruiz
Left-handers: Carlos Rodon, Garrett Crochet, Aaron Bummer
Game 1 between the White Sox and Astros will start at 3:07 p.m. Thursday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
The White Sox’s taxi squad is comprised of infielder Jake Burger, right-hander Ryan Burr, right-hander Matt Foster, left-hander Jace Fry, infielder Romy Gonzalez, outfielder Brian Goodwin, right-hander Evan Marshall, catcher Seby Zavala and Keuchel.