The Braves optioned Kyle Davies to triple-A Richmond and Jose Ascanio to double-A Mississippi today and activated Wilfredo Ledezma from the muddled passport list and added Julio Franco to the major league roster.
Five players on the Braves major league 25-man roster had not been born yet when Franco made his major league debut on April 23rd, 1982 - Yunel Escobar, Jeff Francoeur, Jo-Jo Reyes, Brian McCann, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
The move sending Davies to Richmond is the right one. He needs to go down and rediscover his confidence if it takes all season. I hope he finds it, as I think there is still a lot of talent there, some of which he's shown in random starts this year.