Player News - Braves

Date: Team: Pos:

Braves recalled OF Michael Reed from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Reed was up for a day earlier this month but didn't make an appearance. The 25-year-old will back up at all three outfield spots.
Jul 19 - 3:27 PM

Braves designated INF/OF Danny Santana for assignment.

Santana did well as a rookie back in 2014 but has been one of the worst hitters in baseball since then, sporting a .219/.256/.319 batting line over 735 plate appearances. He seems likely to clear waivers.
Jul 19 - 3:25 PM

Braves signed RHP Fernando Salas to a minor league contract.

Salas was released by the Diamondbacks last week after posting a 4.50 ERA over 41 appearances for them. He'll give the Braves some veteran relief depth on the farm.
Jul 16 - 6:28 PM

Braves signed OF Lane Adams to a minor league contract.

Adams signed with the Cubs back in May after the Braves removed him from their 40-man roster, but he now finds himself back in the Atlanta organization. The 28-year-old is 4-for-17 at the plate in the majors this season and has hit just .136/.265/.185 this year at the Triple-A level.
Jul 16 - 6:26 PM

Braves released C Rob Brantly.

Brantly was playing for Triple-A Gwinnett, and he had posted a line of 218/.254/.293 there before his release. The Braves are promoting prospect Alex Jackson from Double-A Gwinnett to the Triple-A level to take Brantly's place on the roster at Gwinnett.
Jul 16 - 9:54 AM

Anibal Sanchez will start the first game for the Braves coming out of the All-Star break.

The veteran right-hander will be followed by Sean Newcomb and Mike Foltynewicz for their three-game set against the Nationals in Washington. Julio Teheran will start against the Marlins in Miami on Monday with either Luiz Gohara or Max Fried starting on Tuesday.
Jul 15 - 5:19 PM

Dansby Swanson went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Swanson's double is the 19th of the season for the shortstop. Facing his former club, he also knocked in a run with the two-base hit, scoring Johan Camargo and giving Atlanta a 1-0 lead in the third inning. It hasn't been a great first half for Swanson, but his .253/.309/.407 line, but it's a significant improvement over what we saw from the former first-overall pick in 2017. Keep in mind that Swanson is only 24-years-old. He's going to keep getting better.
Jul 15 - 4:46 PM

Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Freeman also walked. The RBI came on a double off of Patrick Corbin in the third to score Ozzie Albies. You could make a strong argument that Freeman has been the MVP of the National League so far, as he's hit .315/.405/.533 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 94 games. There's no reason to think that Freeman won't be as good -- if not better -- after the All-Star break.
Jul 15 - 4:42 PM

Julio Teheran pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Teheran allowed just four hits against the Arizona lineup, and while he did walk three, he was able to fan six and keep anything from crossing the plate. It’s been a bit of a mixed first-half for the right-hander, but when Teheran has been on, he’s been excellent. He’ll take a 4.00 ERA into his first start after the All-Star break, but that start has yet to be announced as Atlanta hasn’t set their second-half rotation just yet.
Jul 15 - 4:36 PM

Ender Inciarte is not in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

Inciarte has really struggled against lefties this season, so he'll take a seat with the Diamondbacks throwing southpaw Patrick Corbin. Ronald Acuna will move over to center field and Charlie Culberson will start in left.
Jul 15 - 10:35 AM

Dansby Swanson went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles as his team fell to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

The rest of the Braves got a total of three hits as they were shut out by Zack Greinke and the Diamondback bullpen. Swanson has recovered somewhat from his disastrous 2017 sophomore season but has yet to start fulfilling the potential he exhibited as the first overall pick of the 2015 draft (selected by his opponent today). He has a .249 average with seven homers and 34 RBI in 78 games.
Jul 14 - 8:28 PM

Sean Newcomb let in three runs in 5 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He gave up RBI knocks to Steven Souza and Jeff Mathis in the early going and then served up a solo bomb to Ketel Marte in the sixth. He didn't get any run support as the Braves were shut out in the loss. The young left-hander falls to 8-5 with a 3.51 ERA and 1.28 ERA through 19 starts. If he can harness his control a bit better and cut down on his walks (52 in 105 innings) he could evolve into a top of the rotation pitcher down the road.
Jul 14 - 8:22 PM

Braves activated RHP Peter Moylan from the 10-day disabled list.

Moylan had been sidelined since July 2 with a right forearm strain. The 39-year-old hurler owns a 4.85 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 23/17 K/BB ratio across 26 innings with the Braves this season. He'll continue to work in middle relief.
Jul 14 - 3:24 PM

Braves placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

It's the same injury that caused the Braves' closer to miss two weeks in late June. The right-hander came to manager Brian Snitker on Saturday morning, complaining of the renewed soreness in his shoulder. A.J. Minter should be expected to fill in as the team's primary option in the ninth inning while Vizcaino is on the shelf.
Jul 14 - 3:23 PM

Anibal Sanchez was handed a no-decision despite holding the Diamondbacks to one run in six innings on Friday.

Sanchez deserved better, but he didn’t get any help from his offense after the first inning. The veteran right-hander allowed five hits in all, with the only run scoring on an RBI single from Kurt Suzuki in the second inning. He struck out six batters and walked none. With a 2.60 ERA and 62/19 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings, Sanchez has been a great scrapheap find for the Braves.
Jul 14 - 12:48 AM


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