Player News - Braves

Date: Team: Pos:

Braves recalled INF/OF Micah Johnson from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Johnson was up briefly last month and didn't receive a start. He'll work in a utility role.
Aug 18 - 3:05 PM

Braves placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 10-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

Santana suffered the injury during Thursday's game in Colorado. Micah Johnson is replacing him on the roster.
Aug 18 - 3:01 PM

Ender Inciarte homered twice and walked twice Thursday as the Braves beat the Rockies 10-4 at Coors Field.

From an OPS standpoint, Inciarte has been no more productive this year than the last two. However, he has 10 homers this year after hitting a total of 13 in 1,464 at-bats over his first three big-league seasons. That little power increase, along with the .300 average in an NL-high 500 at-bats, has made him awfully valuable for fantasy purposes, even if he's not quite as good of a basestealer as one would like (he's 15-for-20 this year).
Aug 17 - 6:54 PM

Lucas Sims recorded his first big-league victory after allowing two runs over five innings Thursday against the Rockies.

Sims walked three today, matching his total from his first three starts combined. Still, he kept it together at Coors Field, which was pretty impressive. He'll take a 1-3 record and a 5.24 ERA into his next start against the Mariners.
Aug 17 - 6:51 PM

Matt Adams hit a two-run homer off the bench Thursday against the Rockies.

Even with Matt Kemp out, Adams hasn't started a game in five days, and now the Braves are expected to activate Kemp on Friday. As a result, pinch-hitting seems like all Adams is going to do for the foreseeable future. The homer today was his first since July 23. He's hitting .211 with three homers in 71 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Aug 17 - 6:48 PM

Mike Foltynewicz was pounded for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Rockies on Wednesday.

Folty has given up 14 runs over six innings in his last two starts, taking his ERA up to 4.75. Some trumpeted him as a breakout player earlier this year, but he currently has a higher ERA and far worse WHIP than last year (1.49 to 1.30).
Aug 17 - 1:51 AM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Matt Kemp (hamstring) will be the starter in left field when he returns from the disabled list.

Kemp will work out on Friday and if all goes well, he'll be activated Saturday versus Cincinnati. Matt Adams has been manning left field in Kemp's absence, though Snitker was clear that Kemp will be the starter upon his return. With Freddie Freeman back at first base full-time, it looks like Adams will be riding the pine for Atlanta.
Aug 16 - 7:22 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Braves' lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Adams is a novice outfielder and the Braves feel the dimensions at Coors Field might be tricky for him. He'll be limited to pinch-hitting until the Braves return home on Friday, at which point Matt Kemp is expected to return from a hamstring injury.
Aug 16 - 4:55 PM

Ender Inciarte did not start Tuesday's game at Colorado, but he appeared as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning.

Inciarte fouled a pitch off of his right foot in Monday's game in Denver, but manager Brian Snitker said Inciarte's absence from the lineup was unrelated. Look for the outfielder to be back in the starting nine on Wednesday.
Aug 16 - 12:36 AM

Dansby Swanson finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's win in Colorado.

It wasn't all great as Swanson was caught stealing in the seventh inning. He has hit safely in four straight outings while posting an extra-base hit in each of his past two. It appears his temporary banishment to Triple-A Gwinnett has done him a little bit of good.
Aug 16 - 12:26 AM

Arodys Vizcaino worked a perfect ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts Tuesday in Colorado for his seventh save of the season.

Vizcaino has moved into the closer's role for manager Brian Snitker, and he hasn't looked back. The Dominican right-hander has allowed just one hit and one walk with five strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings with five saves in his six August appearances. He has been dominant, and it's a sight Atlanta fans have longed to see after many ninth-inning missed opportunities earlier in the season.
Aug 16 - 12:24 AM

Sean Newcomb allowed three earned runs, five hits and four walks with eight strikeouts across six innings in a no-decision Tuesday in Colorado.

Newcomb threw 61 of his 108 pitches for strikes in the quality start, which is a pretty solid showing in the rarefied air of Denver. Still, he hasn't won in eight outings dating back to June 27 in San Diego, although he has managed three quality starts over his past five outings. Run support has been an issue for Newcomb, as the Braves have totaled just 18 runs across his past six appearances.
Aug 16 - 12:21 AM

Ender Inciarte is out of the Braves' starting lineup on Tuesday night at Colorado.

Lane Adams will start in center field and bat seventh versus Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland. It's a normal day off for the left-handed-hitting Inciarte.
Aug 15 - 4:59 PM

Julio Teheran pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in a no-decision versus the Rockies on Monday.

There was no run support to be had tonight, so Teheran remained winless in six starts since the All-Star break. He entered this one having allowed 16 runs over 14 2/3 innings in his last three starts.
Aug 15 - 1:13 AM

Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated Monday that the projected two-week timetable for Johan Camargo (knee) was a bit optimistic.

It sounds like Camargo isn't feeling as well as hoped after he went down with a right knee bruise last week. A return before the end of the month doesn't seem particularly likely. That means Dansby Swanson will get a longer run at shortstop.
Aug 14 - 7:15 PM


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