Player News - Braves

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Sean Newcomb will make his next start on Monday after his scheduled start against the Nationals was rained out on Saturday.

The Braves have decided to keep Mike Foltynewicz on his scheduled turn on Sunday, with Newcomb getting pushed back until Monday. Julio Teheran will have his start pushed back from Monday to Tuesday.
Jul 21 - 3:32 PM

Braves manager Brian Snitker told reporters after Friday's game that the team will "stay away" from Ozzie Albies as he deals with a right hamstring injury for a couple of days.

That likely means that Albies will miss the rest of the series with Washington, and there's a good chance that he could miss the two-game series with the Marlins that starts on Monday. That would put Albies back on Thursday against the Dodgers, so a trip to the 10-day disabled list could be possible. It sounds like the Braves think that won't be necessary, but it's certainly something to keep an eye on.
Jul 20 - 11:00 PM

Anibal Sanchez yielded three runs over six innings in an 8-5 win over the Nationals on Friday.

Sanchez gave up two home runs, but fortunately for him, they were only solo shots. The other run scored in the first inning when Adam Eaton stole home. The veteran right-hander struck out eight batters and walked three in the victory. There hasn’t been much in the way of fanfare, but Sanchez continues to get it done for the Braves. He’s allowed more than three earned runs in a start just once in his last nine starts. He’s back on the mixed league radar again and will bring a 2.76 ERA into a start against the Dodgers next week.
Jul 20 - 10:27 PM

A.J. Minter locked down his fifth save Friday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Nationals.

Minter threw 10 pitches in the frame and notched one strikeout. The southpaw appears to be at the top of the depth chart for save chances with Arodys Vizcaino sidelined with more shoulder issues. Minter owns a 3.12 ERA and 44/15 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings this season and needs to be owned in most mixed fantasy formats.
Jul 20 - 10:26 PM

Ronald Acuna filled up the box score in Friday’s win over the Nationals by going 3-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk, two stolen bases, and three runs scored.

Not bad for his first time out of the leadoff spot in the majors. Coming into Friday’s action, Acuna was batting just .212/.255/.404 in 14 games since returning from the disabled list. This night was a nice reminder of the sort of dynamic fantasy performer he can be. Fantasy owners need to be patient through the growing pains.
Jul 20 - 10:25 PM

Charlie Culberson went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Nationals on Friday.

Culberson entered the game in the third inning after Ozzie Albies exited with hamstring tightness. He would reach base on a bunt single in the fifth inning and come around to score before taking Justin Miller deep in the sixth. The 29-year-old has been a nice surprise for Atlanta this season. He’s now up to five home runs in 66 games, which is more than he had across 144 games between 2014-2017. Fortunately for the Braves, Albies’ hamstring issue appears to be minor, so Culberson should be back in his utility role before long.
Jul 20 - 10:24 PM

Ozzie Albies left Friday's game with right hamstring tightness.

The Braves are calling his exit precautionary, so it can be considered a day-to-day situation for now. Albies tweaked his hamstring legging out a double in the first inning, but it sounds like fantasy owners dodged a bullet here.
Jul 20 - 9:50 PM

Ozzie Albies exited Friday's game agianst the Nationals with an apparent injury.

No word yet on the exact nature of the injury, but Gabe Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that he could have tweaked something in his leg while scoring a run in the first inning. The Braves should pass along an update soon. Charlie Culberson replaced him in the lineup for Atlanta.
Jul 20 - 8:02 PM

Luiz Gohara is not expected to start Tuesday in Miami for the Braves as initially hoped.

Gohara's velocity remained down in his last start with Triple-A Gwinnett and he just hasn't pitched very well this year in the majors (5.95 ERA) or minors (5.74 ERA). The big lefty will get more time on the farm to work through his issues.
Jul 20 - 5:08 PM

Max Fried (blister) is expected to start Tuesday in Miami.

The Braves had been leaning toward Luiz Gohara but the club has decided he's not ready. Fried has been out of commission the last two weeks with a left middle finger blister but that is apparently behind him.
Jul 20 - 5:06 PM

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

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


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