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Anibal Sanchez (hamstring) was knocked around for eight runs over 3 2/3 innings Monday in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Ouch. Sanchez allowed eight hits -- including two homers -- while walking three and striking out five. He got stretched out to 69 pitches. Sanchez has been out for over a month after straining his right hamstring during pre-game warm-ups. The Braves have been aiming for a possible return to start one of the games in a doubleheader against the Mets on May 28, but it's unclear if Monday's poor showing will change that plan. Either way, he's likely to function primarily as a long reliever upon his return.
May 22 - 9:38 AM

Mike Foltynewicz took a tough loss after allowing one run in six innings Monday against the Phillies.

Folty has allowed three runs -- one earned -- in his last three starts, but he has just one win to show for it. It doesn't help that he hasn't been able to pitch deep into games -- he completed six innings for the third time in 10 starts tonight, but he's yet to go beyond that -- but he's been really effective for a team that seems to have little trouble scoring runs for its other starters.
May 21 - 10:06 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are "showing interest" in Jose Bautista.

Bautista was released by the Braves on Sunday after hitting just .143/.250/.343 over 40 plate appearances. The fit with the Mets makes some sense, as they're in need of outfield depth with Juan Lagares (toe) done for the season and Yoenis Cespedes (hip) also sidelined. Todd Frazier (hamstring) is also currently out, but his return doesn't appear to be far off and the Mets might not want Bautista to play any third base like the Braves did. It's possible Joey Bats might have to settle for another minor league contract.
May 21 - 5:43 PM

Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos isn't ready to provide a timetable for when prospect third baseman Austin Riley will make his way to the majors.

Johan Camargo will serve as the regular third baseman now that the Jose Bautista experiment has come to a close, but he could end up being a stopgap until Riley is ready to take over. The 21-year-old Riley mashed to the tune of a .333/.394/.667 batting line with six homers over 27 games prior to a recent promotion to Triple-A. He's batting .308/.362/.500 with three homers over 13 game with Gwinnett. "Obviously, we're high on [Riley] and excited about him," said Anthopoulos. "He'll tell us when he's ready. If he performs and gets hot, that's a good problem to have. You can never have too many good players. If Austin can show us he's ready, we'd love to be in that spot where we have a tough decision to make." It's conceivable that Riley could force the issue later this season.
May 21 - 9:27 AM

Ender Inciarte said after Sunday's game that he's a little sore but expects to play on Monday.

Inciarte collided with the outfield wall during the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Marlins, but it sounds like he was lucky to have avoided any injuries. The 27-year-old speedster is hitting .268/.322/.377 with four homers, 19 RBI and 18 stolen bases on the year.
May 20 - 6:50 PM

Ronald Acuña went 2-for-4 with three RBI in a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Acuña had a two-run single in the seventh, and he hit a sac fly to help the Braves complete their six-run comeback in the bottom of the ninth. The sensational talent has seen his production drop as of late, but still has a .264/.333/.462 line. Not bad for a player that won't turn 21 until December.
May 20 - 5:38 PM

Julio Teheran gave up six runs over five innings in a no decision vs. the Marlins on Sunday.

It all started off well enough for Teheran with three scoreless innings, but things fell apart for the right-hander when he allowed six runs in the fourth, with four of them scoring on a grand slam by Lewis Brinson. Things have been hot and cold with Teheran in 2018, and this would fall in the latter category as it raises his ERA to 4.17 and his WHIP to 1.24 on the season. We’ll see him back on the mound on Saturday against Boston.
May 20 - 5:27 PM

Dansby Swanson hit a walk-off two-run single to beat the Marlins 10-9 on Sunday.

The Braves entered the ninth trailing 9-4, and the comeback was completed with a two-run single from Swanson to give Atlanta the victory. It was the only hit of the game for the shortstop, but it's always nice to get run production from your shortstop. On the year, Swanson is hitting .281 with two homers, 16 RBI and a pair of steals over 30 games.
May 20 - 5:26 PM

Braves recalled RHP Lucas Sims from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Sims has allowed five runs over four innings in a couple relief appearances for the Braves this season. He'll give the bullpen some length.
May 20 - 10:44 AM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Johan Camargo will be the team's everyday third baseman following the release of Jose Bautista.

Camargo hasn't hit much this year after a nice rookie season, although he has picked it up lately in reaching base seven times over his last four games. There's not much upside here for fantasy purposes, but Camargo's multi-position eligibility could make him useful in deeper leagues. Top prospect Austin Riley is just a step away at Triple-A Gwinnett and could get a shot if Camargo scuffles.
May 20 - 10:21 AM

Braves released 3B/OF Jose Bautista.

It's an experiment that just never worked out, as Bautista unsurprisingly struggled defensively at third base and didn't do nearly enough with the bat (.143/.250/.343) to make up for it. Johan Camargo will take over as the everyday third baseman for the Braves. This could be the end of the line for the 37-year-old Bautista, although Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the veteran has a standing offer to join Triple-A Gwinnett if he's unable to catch on anywhere else.
May 20 - 10:14 AM

Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Freeman connected for a two-run shot in the eighth inning, driving in the final two runs of the game in the process. The Braves ended up winning by an 8-1 score. On the whole, the slugger is playing some beautiful ball this season, slashing .317/.427/.567 with nine home runs and 34 RBI over the course of 164 at-bats.
May 19 - 10:12 PM

Ender Inciarte went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Inciarte had been mired in a little 2-for-18 slump entering action on Saturday, but he turned that frown upside down via three singles after the affair got underway. This was the outfielder's sixth game of at least three knocks this year. His batting line for the season writ large stands at a modest .272/.327/.383 in 43 games.
May 19 - 10:07 PM

Sean Newcomb surrendered one run on four hits over six innings in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Newcomb wasn't striking out Marlins batters left and right -- he finished with just four strikeouts against two walks on the evening -- but he kept them guessing nonetheless. He had turned in three consecutive scoreless outings prior to this one, with Bryan Holaday putting a stop to that fine run via an RBI groundout in the second inning of Saturday's contest. That would be the only time they touched the scoreboard on Newcomb's watch. Up next on the docket, a road date with the Red Sox in what should be a fun little test for the baby Braves. Newcomb will carry a 2.39 ERA and 1.14 WHIP into that contest.
May 19 - 9:46 PM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said he hopes to have Luiz Gohara start Wednesday against the Phillies.

He also said that is subject to change if Gohara is needed in relief between now and then. The Braves have been looking for a spot to get Gohara a start after using him as a reliever since he was promoted earlier this month. The big southpaw has a 1.29 ERA in three appearances to date.
May 19 - 4:39 PM


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