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Dodgers National League wild card roster includes 10 pitchers

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Julio Urías available in relief if needed

Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals during a workout day before the National League Wildcard game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

The Dodgers set their roster for the 2021 National League wild card game on Wednesday, including ... active pitchers in their one-game battle with the Cardinals.

Max Scherzer will start on the mound, and in an ideal world he would limit the number of pitchers used after him. But just in case, starters Julio Urías and Tony Gonsolin are on the active roster in case they are needed in relief. Urías is one of two left-handed pitchers active on Wednesday, along with Alex Vesia.

Southpaws David Price and Justin Bruihl are not on the roster.

Walker Buehler, slated to start Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday in San Francisco should the Dodgers advance, is not active on Wednesday.

“I think 10 is probably a good number on the pitching side,” manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday. “Playing on Sunday, having everyone available for tomorrow, there won’t be a cost if we come out of this game for usage as far as guys in the pen.”

Max Muncy with his dislocated left elbow, is off the wild card game roster, as expected. It’s unlikely Muncy will be able to play this postseason, though the Dodgers aren’t yet willing to completely rule him out in October (and November).

“It’d be nice just to help out in any way, shape, or form but I don’t know what the realistic option is,” Muncy said Tuesday.

There are 16 position players on the Dodgers roster on Wednesday, including outfielder Steven Souza Jr., who was selected and added back to the 40-man roster for a third time in 2021. Others added to the roster who weren’t active on Sunday are Billy McKinney, Zach McKinstry, and Luke Raley.

The wild card game starts at 5:10 p.m. PT, and will be televised by TBS.

Dodgers wild card game roster

RH pitchers (8) LH pitchers (2) Catchers (2) Infielders (4) Outfielders (5) IF/OF (5)
RH pitchers (8) LH pitchers (2) Catchers (2) Infielders (4) Outfielders (5) IF/OF (5)
Max Scherzer Alex Vesia Will Smith Trea Turner AJ Pollock Cody Bellinger (L)
Kenley Jansen Julio Urías Austin Barnes Corey Seager (L) Mookie Betts Chris Taylor
Blake Treinen Justin Turner Luke Raley (L) Gavin Lux (L)
Corey Knebel Albert Pujols Billy McKinney (L) Matt Beaty (L)
Joe Kelly Steven Souza Jr. Zach McKinstry (L)
Phil Bickford
Brusdar Graterol
Tony Gonsolin