The Chicago Cubs have added rookie left-hander Rob Zastryzny to their roster for the NL Championship Series against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles also is going with 12 pitchers for the best-of-seven series that begins Saturday night at Wrigley Field. Outfielder Enrique Hernandez and right-hander Alex Wood made the roster, while infielder Charlie Culberson and catcher Austin Barnes were left off the list for this round.
Los Angeles will be using two catchers after going with three for the NL Division Series. Chicago stayed with three catchers.
Zastryzny takes the place of infielder Tommy La Stella, who appeared in just one game in the first round against San Francisco. Zastryzny went 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in eight games this year, including 3 2/3 scoreless innings at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 27.
The move puts four left-handers in the Cubs’ bullpen. The Dodgers hit .213 against lefty pitching this year.