Dodgers reveal NLDS roster: Kimbrel off; Treinen, May, Vargas on

LOS ANGELES — Blake Treinen and Dustin May recovered from their injuries well enough to be included on the Dodgers’ National League Division Series roster announced Tuesday morning.

And 22-year-old rookie Miguel Vargas displaced veteran utilityman Hanser Alberto to make the roster.

Veteran reliever Craig Kimbrel, demoted as closer in September, is not on the roster for the best-of-five series against the San Diego Padres, which begins tonight.

Treinen made just five appearances with the Dodgers this season and has not appeared in a game since Sept. 5 due to a shoulder injury suffered in April. But he and May faced hitters in intrasquad games over the weekend to test their readiness for the NLDS.

May returned from Tommy John surgery in August but finished the season on the injured list after suffering a back injury. He made just six starts this season.

“They’re both going to be healthy enough to make it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Treinen and May before Monday’s workout. “We still have to sort of finalize the last couple bullpen spots.”

Kimbrel did not get one of those spots. The veteran reliever finished the season with a 3.75 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, proving to be too inconsistent to continue in the closer role.

Vargas, meanwhile, was named Baseball America’s Triple-A Player of the Year after batting .304 with a .915 OPS for Oklahoma City. He finished the season with the Dodgers, getting sporadic playing time while going 8 for 47 (.170) with one home run but impressing the Dodgers with his at-bat quality and potential to make an impact in a playoff series.

“Vargy has the hit tool, the foot speed,” Roberts said Monday. “Certainly makes him a real viable possibility.”

Here is the Dodgers’ full roster for the NLDS:

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