Closer Pedro Strop was on the 25-man wild card roster submitted by the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, marking his return from a hamstring injury.
Right-handed reliever Carl Edwards, who experienced forearm discomfort, was not on the roster.
Strop was under consideration to return for the win-or-go-home game against the Colorado Rockies after missing the past two weeks. Starting pitchers Cole Hamels and Kyle Hendricks were also on the wild-card roster. Manager Joe Maddon said they would be available out of the bullpen.
Chicago and Colorado were the first to whittle down their 40-man regular-season rosters, expanded from 25 on Sept. 1, back to the 25-man limit.
Officially a playoff game unlike the 163rd game tiebreakers each team played Monday, the roster limit maximum is set at 25 players.
—Field Level Media