Julio Teheran was tagged for six hits and five earned runs over 5 1⁄3 innings including a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning of a 7-5 loss to the Miami Marlins.
Benches cleared between the Braves and Marlins in the seventh inning after Jose Ramirez uncorked a 95-mph fastball behind the head of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. The incident diffused pretty quickly with no punches being thrown. Ramirez was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Marvin Hudson.
Freddie Freeman exited Wednesday’s game in the bottom of the seventh inning after learning that his wife Chelsea had gone into labor with the couple’s first child. Blake Lalli replaced Freeman at first base in the eighth inning. Freeman went 1-for-3 in the game extending his hitting streak to a career-best 20 straight games.
The Braves added a couple of pitchers in two separate trades on Thursday picking up Josh Collmenter from Chicago and Joe Wieland from Seattle.
Both players will provide pitching depth for Triple-A Gwinnett as the team continues competing in the Minor League playoffs, but Collmenter could soon join the Braves' roster.
The Braves will open the 2017 season in New York against the Mets on April 3 as part of an eight-game road trip to open the season. Their first regular season game at SunTrust Park will be held on Friday, April 14 against the San Diego Padres.
Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports reports that Billy Butler has agreed to a deal with the New York Yankees for the remainder of the season. Butler was recently released by the Athletics and hit .276 with four homers in 85 games this season. New York enters play on Friday just two games out of the final wild card spot.