Injured Astros 1B Gurriel out for rest of series

by Daryn Albert - The Astros removed Yuli Gurriel (knee injury) from the World Series roster ahead of Game 6, replacing him with catcher Korey Lee.

Astros 1B Yuli Gurriel (knee) out for rest of World Series 4:55 PM ET Jesse RogersESPN Staff Writer Close Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. HOUSTON -- Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel was removed from the World Series roster after suffering a knee injury in the team's Game 5 win on Thursday. Gurriel, 32, hurt his right knee during a rundown in the seventh inning, forcing him to leave the game. Catcher Korey Lee will replace Gurriel on the roster, allowing Christian Vazquez to be the designated hitter in Game 6 on Saturday night. Houston will carry three catchers for the final two games, giving them more lineup flexibility. Editor's Picks They've had little production from their designated hitters so far in the series. Lee, 24, appeared in 12 games for Houston this season, going 4 for 25 at the plate. Gurriel was hitting .347 during the playoffs with two home runs before going down. The Astros leads the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.