Player News - Braves

Date: Team: Pos:

Braves sent INF Reid Brignac outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Brignac passed through waivers after being designated for assignment on Friday. The 30-year-old will serve as organizational depth in Triple-A.
May 30 - 8:47 PM

Mike Foltynewicz tossed six innings of one-run ball Monday in the Braves' 5-3 defeat of the Giants.

Folty gave up a solo homer to Brandon Belt in the top of the second inning, but his line was otherwise clean in the Memorial Day game at Turner Field. He yielded only three total hits and struck out four, moving to 2-2 on the year with a 3.51 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 28/8 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings. The young righty is a pretty intriguing deep-league option. He gets the Dodgers on the road next.
May 30 - 4:06 PM

Mallex Smith tallied three RBI on a bases-loaded triple Monday as the Braves beat the Giants.

Smith cleared the bases in the bottom of the second inning with a drive to the wall in left-center. Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker was playing in and had to hustle all the way back. Smith has an underwhelming .242 batting average and .298 on-base percentage in 42 games this season for Atlanta, but he's collected 18 RBI, six stolen bases, and 17 runs scored. We'd expect him to keep racking up the counting stats.
May 30 - 4:02 PM

Braves signed RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract.

Thayer opted out of his minor league deal with the Dodgers in early May after opening the season with a 6.75 ERA in eight innings at Triple-A Albuquerque. He'll act as organizational bullpen depth for Atlanta.
May 30 - 10:52 AM

Ender Inciarte swiped his third base of the season in a losing effort against the Marlins on Sunday.

Inciarte finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and also scored a run. He has struggled to get things going offensively since his return from the disabled list, slashing just .239/.323/.273 with no homers and two RBI.
May 29 - 9:41 PM

Julio Teheran was handed his fifth loss of the season on Sunday, surrendering three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Teheran walked three and struck out three in the ballgame. He had been locked in a pitcher's duel with Tom Koehler until a two-run homer by Derek Dietrich broke the game open in the sixth inning. While he has only won once, Teheran owns a sparkling 2.77 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 68 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Dodgers his next time out in Los Angeles on Friday.
May 29 - 9:39 PM

Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in a Braves' 7-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

With a couple runners on in the seventh inning, Beckham took an Edwin Jackson offering out to left-center for his second home run of the year. He also doubled and scored in the contest. Beckham has quietly been very good for the Braves in 27 games this year, batting .317/.417/.488 with 14 RBI and 11 runs scored.
May 28 - 7:33 PM

Aaron Blair held the Marlins to two runs over 5 2/3 innings as part of a no-decision on Saturday.

Blair, making his return to the majors after being demoted earlier this month, gave up five hits and walked two while striking out five in the start. It was his first major league victory. The start ranked among his best with the big club this season -- not a terribly difficult task, considering he carried a 7.59 ERA into the start -- and it likely means Blair will stick around to get a shot at a second. The right-hander will try to secure that win Thursday against the Giants.
May 28 - 7:28 PM

Chase d'Arnaud was scratched from the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

There is no injury involved, but d'Arnaud was involved in a minor car accident on the way to the ballpark on Saturday and the club decided to give him a day off after the ordeal. He should return to the lineup on Sunday.
May 28 - 1:45 PM

Braves placed SS Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot contusion.

Aybar suffered the injury when he was drilled by an Adam Conley offering during Friday's game. Rather than rush him back into action, the club will give Aybar ample time to heal. Daniel Castro should handle the bulk of the action at shortstop while he's sidelined.
May 28 - 12:10 PM

The Braves plan to re-evaluate Erick Aybar (foot) on Saturday.

Aybar was forced to leave Friday's game after he was hit in the foot by a pitch. While X-rays came back negative, the Braves will ensure that he's ready to go before returning to the lineup. Expect to see Daniel Castro at shortstop on Saturday.
May 28 - 9:53 AM

Nick Markakis delivered a go-ahead two-run single in Friday’s 4-2 win over the Marlins.

Markakis went 2-for-4 with a walk on the night. The score was knotted at 2-2 before he came up to the plate with the bases loaded against David Phelps with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and hit a liner which deflected off Martin Prado’s glove and brought home two runs. The play was originally ruled as an error, but Markakis was later credited with a hit and two RBI. The veteran outfielder came into Friday’s action with just one hit in his last 24 at-bats, so he really needed a night like this one.
May 27 - 11:19 PM

Arodys Vizcaino recorded his sixth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday.

Vizcaino threw 16 pitches in the frame and notched one strikeout. He hasn’t received many save opportunities on an awful Braves team, but the 25-year-old has been fantastic this season. He owns a dominant 1.31 ERA and 30/7 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings.
May 27 - 11:19 PM

Williams Perez yielded two runs over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Perez had a rough third inning, but otherwise held the Marlins’ offense in check. However, the Braves didn’t pull ahead until the eighth. Perez struck out three and walked one and has lowered his ERA from 4.78 to 3.72 over his last two outings. Still, he’s not a good source of strikeouts and doesn’t come recommended in most fantasy formats.
May 27 - 11:18 PM

Erick Aybar is listed as day-to-day after leaving Friday's game against the Marlins with a foot contusion.

Aybar was pulled after getting hit on the foot by a pitch from Adam Conley in the fourth inning. He may sit out on Saturday as a precaution, but expect him to return to the field before the weekend is through.
May 27 - 10:01 PM


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