The Cincinnati Reds have activated third baseman Justin Evers from the disabled list.
Evers will make his Reds debut on Wednesday when the Reds travel to Houston to take on the Astros in the World Series.
The Reds have already activated catcher Brandon Phillips, who is eligible to return from the DL after sitting out the past three games with a strained right hamstring.
The 24-year-old Evers was the top pick of the 2017 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds and had a career-best .271/.353/.484 batting line with 12 homers, 36 doubles, 14 triples, 14 stolen bases and an .864 OPS in the Arizona Fall League.
The right-handed hitter was a finalist for the 2017 American League Player of the Year award and a finalists for the NL Rookie of the Month award.
Elements of the club have said that Evers, who turns 27 on April 20, has struggled with a right hamstring strain this season.
He also is on the disabled with a sore right knee, which the Reds said was a result of a left hamstring strain that kept him out of action for nearly three months.
Epsworth will begin his second professional season at third base for the Reds, who have three other players currently listed as reserve third basemen in the bullpen.
The club has one reserve position player who will begin the season on the 15-day DL.
The other three reserve spots are filled by left-handed pitchers, who are also listed as reserves.
The Reds were able to keep the roster intact for Evers’ return by trading right-hander Luis Gonzalez to the Houston Astros for right-handers Mike Foltynewicz, Kevin Nolasco and Tyler Skaggs.