The Texas Rangers announced their World Series roster, and there were some notable changes from the ALCS roster.
Struggling reliever Koji Uehara is not on the active roster, as right-hander Mark Lowe takes his place. Lowe has been sidelined since late in the regular season with a left hamstring strain. The Rangers will go with a seven-man bullpen this round, too, as they added third catcher Matt Treanor.
In 52 relief appearances in the regular season, Lowe went 2-3 with a 3.80 ERA with 42 strikeouts over 45 innings pitched.
Uehara had a 33.75 ERA over three playoff apperances, allowing five runs on five hits, including three home runs, over 1 1/3 innings. Because of the seven-man bullpen reliever Yoshinori Tateyama, who was on the ALCS roster, isn't on the World Series roster. Tateyama faced only three batters in the ALCS, allowing one hit and retiring two.
Treanor was on the ALDS roster, but didn't play. He simply gives the Rangers more flexibility in how they want to use catchers Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba, particularly in a possible pinch-hit situation in the National League stadium.
Here's a breakdown of the 25:
Rotation (4): LHPs C.J. Wilson, Derek Holland, Matt Harrison; RHP Colby Lewis.
Relievers (7): LHPs Darren Oliver and Mike Gonzalez; RHPs Neftali Feliz, Mike Adams, Alexi Ogando, Scott Feldman and Mark Lowe.
Infielders (6): Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, Ian Kinsler, Michael Young, Mitch Moreland, Esteban German.
Outfielders (5): Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, David Murphy, Craig Gentry, Endy Chavez.
Catchers (3): Mike Napoli, Yorvit Torrealba and Matt Treanor.
-- Drew Davison