OUTJoc Pederson 1B/LF/RF/DH LAD
Sat 10/24/20 4:13 PM
Pederson will be on the bench for Game 4 of the World Series against the Rays on Saturday.
The Rays will be starting the left-handed Ryan Yarbrough, so Pederson will head to the bench as usual. Chris Taylor moves out to left field, with Enrique Hernandez starting at second base. A.J. Pollock serves as the designated hitter.
OUTJoey Wendle 2B/SS/3B TB
Sat 10/24/20 3:33 PM
Wendle is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Wendle will head to the bench with the left-handed Julio Urias set to start for the Dodgers. Mike Brosseau takes over at third base in his absence.
OUTJi-Man Choi 1B/DH TB
Sat 10/24/20 3:29 PM
Choi will sit for Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The Rays will load up on righties with southpaw Julio Urias on the mound, just as they did in Game 1 against Clayton Kershaw. Yandy Diaz gets the start at first base in Choi's absence.
OUTAustin Meadows LF/RF/DH TB
Sat 10/24/20 3:27 PM
Meadows will sit for Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Meadows sat against southpaw Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 and will head to the bench again with another lefty (Julio Urias) on the mound for this one. Randy Arozarena will be the designated hitter Saturday, with Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe handling the outfielder corners.
OUTJosh James RP HOU
Sat 10/24/20 2:23 PM
James will be out for 6-8 months after undergoing surgery on his left hip Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
James underwent the procedure to repair a labral tear. He's seemingly a lock to miss at least some time at the start of next season, as even hitting the early end of the given timeline would see him back on the field in late April. A slower recovery could leave him out until late June. James really struggled in 17.1 innings this season posting a 7.27 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP while walking 20.5 percent of opposing batters, though whether or not his hip was part of the problem is not clear.
Devin Williams RP MIL
Sat 10/24/20 12:25 PM
Williams was named the 2020 National League Reliever of the Year, Marc Carig of The Athletic reports.
Williams allowed only one earned run across 27 innings of work in the shortened campaign. He thoroughly dominated opposing hitters, punching out 53 batters while walking only nine. Although Williams was unable to pitch in the postseason due a shoulder injury, he is expected to be ready for the 2021 campaign without undergoing surgery.
Liam Hendriks RP OAK
Sat 10/24/20 12:16 PM
Hendriks was named the 2020 American League Reliever of the Year, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Hendriks dominated in the shortnered campaign, maintaining a 1.78 ERA and 0.67 WHIP across 25.1 innings. He also racked up 14 saves, good for second in the league behind Brad Hand. Hendriks has proven to be one of the elite relievers in the league across the past two seasons by racking up saves while also recording elite ratios and strikeouts.
Randy Arozarena LF TB
Sat 10/24/20 11:44 AM
Arozarena went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Game 3 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Friday.
Arozarena slugged his home run in the final frame, cutting the Rays' deficit to four. It was his first extra-base hit in the World Series, though he has gotten on base in all three contests. It was Arozarena's eighth homer of the playoffs, tying the record for the most long balls in a single postseason.
Charlie Morton SP TB
Sat 10/24/20 11:17 AM
Morton allowed five earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six across 4.1 innings to take the loss against the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Morton never settled into the start after allowing a solo home run to Justin Turner in the first inning. He then surrendered a pair of runs in both the third and fourth frames, with the final result being a short and subpar outing. Other than this effort, Morton has been excellent in the postseason, maintaining a 2.70 ERA with a 23:5 K:BB across 20 frames.
Mookie Betts CF/RF LAD
Sat 10/24/20 11:06 AM
Betts went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday against the Rays.
Betts logged his fourth multi-hit game across his last six postseason contests. He also stole a pair of bases for the second time in the World Series, making a big impact for the Dodgers on the basepaths. The performance was another illustration of Betts' high level of play this postseason, as he's hitting .316/.412/.474 in 57 at-bats.