David Murphy reports Rudy Seanez may replace JA Happ on the postseason roster. Happ didn’t pitch against the Brewers in the NLDS; Seanez has been staying with the team, along with catcher Lou Marson.
Seanez, who pitched for the Dodgers last year, went 5-4 with a 3.53 ERA.
I never understood why Happ was on the 25-man anyway. Seanez is the veteran arm, and a righty, and the need for a righty between Chad Durbin and Clay Condrey is more important than a third lefty. As much as I like Happ, Seanez is the smart play in the postseason. As an example, look to game three against Milwaukee — Seanez could’ve been the guy between Jamie Moyer and the rest of the bullpen; instead, Charlie Manuel had to fumble with Clay Condrey and an overuse of Scott Eyre.