Cubs finalize Championship Series roster

CHICAGO – The Dodgers have a lot of left-handed hitters.

Obviously, considering how far they’ve come, they’re pretty good.

But, they don’t hit as well against left-handed pitching.

Joe Maddon may be trying to expose that weakness, adding lefty reliever Rob Zastryzny to the NLCS roster.

With Zastryzny now in the mix, one player from last series had to be left off the list.

It looks like Cubs’ utility man Tommy La Stella is the odd man out.

Some believed Miguel Montero might be sidelined for the series with lingering back pain, but Maddon is sticking with three catchers for the Championship Series.

Here’s how the 25-man roster breaks down:

6-Carl Edwards Jr., RHP
28-Kyle Hendricks, RHP
29-Rob Zastryzny, LHP
34-Jon Lester, LHP
37-Travis Wood, LHP
38-Mike Montgomery, LHP
41-John Lackey, RHP
46-Pedro Strop, RHP
49-Jake Arrieta, RHP
52-Justin Grimm, RHP
54-Aroldis Chapman, LHP
56-Hector Rondon, RHP
3-David Ross, C
5-Albert Almora Jr., OF
8-Chris Coghlan, OF
9-Javier Baez, INF
17-Kris Bryant, INF
18-Ben Zobrist, INF
22-Jason Heyward, OF
24-Dexter Fowler, OF
27-Addison Russell, INF
40-Willson Contreras, C
44-Anthony Rizzo, INF
47-Miguel Montero, C
68-Jorge Soler, OF