Oklahoma City's Charlie Culberson

Oklahoma City's Charlie Culberson (MiLB.com)

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers activated All-Star shortstop Corey Seager and pitcher Brandon McCarthy and removed Curtis Granderson and Kyle Farmer from the 25-man roster for the World Series presented by YouTube TV, which starts tonight at Dodger Stadium against the Astros.

Seager missed the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World with a low back sprain sustained in the Game 3 clincher of the NL Division Series in Arizona on a slide into second base.

In addition to the Seager move, the Dodgers added right-handed starter McCarthy. He could be a candidate to start Game 4 instead of left-hander Alex Wood, who started Game 4 of the NLCS, or he could be used as a long reliever.

Dropped from the NLCS roster were Granderson, who was 1-for-15 with eight strikeouts this postseason, and Farmer, a third catcher who is 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and an RBI this October.

Infielder and former Calhoun High star Charlie Culberson and outfielder Joc Pederson, who missed the NLDS but were added for the NLCS, are active for the World Series.

The Dodgers will carry 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.

The roster:

Pitchers (12): Clayton Kershaw, Tony Cingrani, Yu Darvish, Josh Fields, Rich Hill, Kenley Jansen, Kenta Maeda, Brandon Morrow, Ross Stripling, Tony Watson, Brandon McCarthy, Alex Wood.

Catchers (2): Austin Barnes, Yasmani Grandal.

Infielders (6): Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Charlie Culberson, Logan Forsythe, Justin Turner, Chase Utley.

Outfielders (5): Enrique Hernandez, Andre Ethier, Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor.

The moves leave Granderson, Farmer, Luis Avilan, Pedro Baez, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brock Stewart on the traveling taxi squad (inactive but on-site if an injury replacement is needed).