The Yankees and Astros are hardly changing their rosters for the ALCS.
The Yankees and Astros have set their rosters for the ALCS and they aren’t a surprise; they only feature one alteration from the last round.
The Yankees are going with the same group that beat the Indians in five games, while the Astros have swapped out an infielder in favor of a pitcher. Utilityman Tyler White, who didn’t appear in the ALDS against the Red Sox, is off the roster and replaced by pitcher Collin McHugh.
New York did include veteran slugger Matt Holliday on the roster after he didn’t get a single at-bat in the ALDS. He’s in the lineup for Game 1 as the DH, though, batting eighth. Holliday faced live pitching on Thursday in a sim game against Sonny Gray.
The only question mark for the Astros is the starting rotation. Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander are starting the first two games, but Houston hasn’t announced who will go in Games 3 and 4.
Infielders: Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Marwin Gonzalez, Yuli Gurriel
Outfielders: Carlos Beltran, Derek Fisher, Cameron Maybin, Josh Reddick, George Springer
Catchers: Juan Centeno, Evan Gattis, Brian McCann
Pitchers: Chris Devenski, Ken Giles, Luke Gregerson, Will Harris, Dallas Keuchel, Francisco Liriano, Lance McCullers, Collin McHugh, Charlie Morton, Joe Musgrove, Brad Peacock, Justin Verlander
Infielders: Greg Bird, Starlin Castro, Todd Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Chase Headley, Ronald Torreyes
Outfielders: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge
Catchers: Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez
Designated hitter: Matt Holliday
Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Aroldis Chapman, Jaime Garcia, Sonny Gray, Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle, Jordan Montgomery, David Robertson, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Adam Warren
Game 1: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Dallas Keuchel
Game 2: Luis Severino vs. Justin Verlander
Game 3: CC Sabathia vs. TBD
Game 4: Sonny Gray vs. TBD