2017 MLB Playoffs: Yankees and Indians announce their ALDS rosters

The Yankees and Indians will open their ALDS matchup with Game 1 at Progressive Field on Thursday night. Here's how you can watch the game. The Yankees earned a spot in the ALDS with their Wild Card Game over the Twins (NYY 8, MIN 4).

The deadline for both clubs to set their 25-man ALDS roster was 10am ET on Thursday. Here are the players the Yankees will use in the best-of-5 series:

The Wild Card Game and LDS are considered separate postseason rounds, so the Yankees were able to make some changes to their roster following the Wild Card Game. They replaced left-hander Chasen Shreve, outfielder Clint Frazier, and utility man Tyler Wade with Tanaka, Garcia, and Montgomery, so the Yankees decided to load up their pitching staff.

The Yankees will start Gray in Game 1, Sabathia in Game 2, Tanaka in Game 3, and Severino in Game 4. Both Garcia and Montgomery are starters and give New York a pair of long men, if necessary. That could come in handy with Green and Robertson expected to be unavailable for Game 1 following their heavy Wild Card Game workloads.

Now here are the 25 players the Indians will use in the ALDS:

Brantley, who missed the team's entire 2016 postseason run due to a pair of shoulder surgeries, returned from an ankle injury very late in the season and is expected to be limited to pinch-hitting in the ALDS. Also, Kipnis saw time in the outfield late in the season and could be asked to play there in the postseason as a way to get both Ramirez (at second) and Urshela (at third) into the lineup.

The Indians are planning to start Bauer, not Kluber, in Game 1 on Thursday. Kluber will start Game 2 and Carrasco will start Game 3. Game 4 will go to either Bauer on short rest of Tomlin on extra rest.

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