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Braves-Giants: Takashi Saito Left Off NLDS Roster

Right-handed set-up man Takashi Saito has been left off the N.L.D.S. roster due to problems in his shoulder. Saito has been injured for a while now so this comes as no surprise.

The rest of the roster is what most of us expected as well. Rookie Freddie Freeman did not make the roster, but may see time later in the playoffs if the Braves advance, specifically in the World Series where the Braves could potentially use another bat with the designated hitter. 

Brandon Beachy has bullpen experience and Christhian Martinez managed to sneak his way onto the roster as well. If either pitches, it is likely not good news for the Braves. This was a pretty simple breakdown and easy roster decisions for Frank Wren and Bobby Cox, who were forced to leave Jair Jurrjens and Saito off due to their injures.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.