2017 MLB Playoffs: Yankees and Astros announce their ALCS rosters


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The
New York Yankees
and
Houston Astros
will kick off the 2017 American League Championship Series on Friday night in
Houston Cougars
. Before the best-of-seven series gets started, however, both teams needed to release their rosters. They did just that on Friday morning.

Here’s how the Yankees will enter the ALCS:

  • Pitchers (12): RHP
    Dellin Betances
    , LHP
    Aroldis Chapman
    , LHP
    Jaime Garcia
    , RHP
    Sonny Gray
    , RHP
    Chad Green
    , RHP
    Tommy Kahnle
    , LHP
    Jordan Montgomery
    , RHP
    David Robertson
    , LHP
    CC Sabathia
    , RHP
    Luis Severino
    , RHP
    Masahiro Tanaka
    , RHP
    Adam Warren
  • Catchers (2):
    Austin Romine
    ,
    Gary Sanchez
  • Infielders (6): 1B
    Greg Bird
    , 2B
    Starlin Castro
    , 3B
    Todd Frazier
    , SS
    Didi Gregorius
    , 1B/3B
    Chase Headley
    , UTL
    Ronald Torreyes
  • Outfielders (4):
    Jacoby Ellsbury
    ,
    Brett Gardner
    ,
    Aaron Hicks
    ,
    Aaron Judge
  • Designated Hitters (1):
    Matt Holliday

If that looks exactly like the Yankees’ ALDS roster, that’s because it is. THe Yankees will roll with the same 25, right down to the same assortment of pitchers. 

The Yankees will start Masahiro Tanaka in Game 1, followed by Luis Severino in Game 2, CC Sabathia in Game 3, and Sonny Gray in Game 4.

Here’s how the Astros picked:

  • Pitchers (12): RHP
    Chris Devenski
    , RHP
    Ken Giles
    , RHP
    Luke Gregerson
    , RHP
    Will Harris
    , LHP
    Dallas Keuchel
    , LHP
    Francisco Liriano
    , RHP
    Lance McCullers
    Jr., RHP
    Collin McHugh
    , RHP
    Charlie Morton
    , RHP Joe Musgrave, RHP
    Brad Peacock
    , RHP
    Justin Verlander
  • Catchers (3):
    Juan Centeno
    ,
    Evan Gattis
    ,
    Brian McCann
  • Infielders (5): 2B
    Jose Altuve
    , 3B
    Alex Bregman
    , SS
    Carlos Correa
    , UTL
    Marwin Gonzalez
    , 1B
    Yuli Gurriel
  • Outfielders (5):
    Carlos Beltran
    ,
    Derek Fisher
    ,
    Cameron Maybin
    ,
    Josh Reddick
    ,
    George Springer

Whereas the Yankees didn’t make any changes, the Astros did. First baseman
Tyler White
is off the roster, while right-hander Collin McHugh is on. The Astros otherwise stayed true to their ALDS bunch.

Houston will trot out Dallas Keuchel in Game 1. Justin Verlander will start Game 2. Presumably one of McHugh, Peacock, and Morton will start Game 3, with the rest of the series up in the air depending on how things play out.



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