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Dodgers to give Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu chance to make postseason roster as relievers

Dodgers to give Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu chance to make postseason roster as relievers

During the final two weeks of the season, the Dodgers plan to audition Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu for spots in the postseason bullpen, manager Dave Roberts said.

Roberts stopped short of guaranteeing the team had set its rotation for October. But the Dodgers appear ready to use Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish, Rich Hill and Alex Wood as their four starters. That’s no surprise, but it also creates a quandary for the Dodgers, who will see if there is value to be extracted from Ryu and Maeda in the postseason.

Ryu and Maeda have pitched almost exclusively as starters, but both made relief appearances earlier this season. Maeda...

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