The postseason is finally in full swing, with both Division Series matchups in each league getting underway today.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play Game 1 of their NLDS matchup tonight at 9:37 p.m. Eastern Time.
The rosters are set for both teams ahead of the series opener.
One question mark for the Dodgers was how they were going to use veteran reliever Craig Kimbrel.
The 34-year-old right-hander went 6-7 and posted a 3.75 ERA in 63 appearances this season.
MLB insider Bob Nightengale revealed an update on Kimbrel, that the Dodgers were going to keep him off of the NLDS roster.
The #Dodgers leave Craig Kimbrel off their NLDS roster
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 11, 2022
Kimbrel Not On NLDS Roster
Kimbrel hasn’t quite been himself in a while.
Last season, he returned to form with the Chicago Cubs before being traded to the Chicago White Sox.
Kimbrel has been better in his last few appearances, but it looks like the Dodgers didn’t want to take any chances with the veteran right-hander.
He isn’t quite where he was all those years ago when he was closing out games for the Atlanta Braves.
Age has seemingly caught up with him.
Kimbrel is a free agent at the end of the season, and it’s very possible that he could have thrown his last game in a Dodgers uniform.
Will he be used in the NLCS or World Series if the Dodgers get that far?