MIke Foltynewicz put together a strong outing but the Braves were unable to muster any offense against John Lackey in a 2-0 loss at Wrigley Field.
With roster expansion underway across the majors, Atlanta made several additions to their roster prior to Friday’s game against the Cubs. Atlanta activated Luke Jackson and Ian Krol from the disabled list and recalled Max Fried and Rio Ruiz from Triple A Gwinnett. The team also selected the contract of catcher Tony Sanchez who was acquired on Thursday from the Angels in exchange for Brandon Phillips.
When the initial press release for the roster moves were announced it also indicated that the Braves had designated Micah Johnson for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot. Johnson learned of the news on Twitter. However, a later release by the Braves indicated that it was a mistake and that their hadn’t been a move involving Johnson at all.
Rather than have R.A. Dickey go on three days rest, Max Fried will make his first major league start against the Cubs in Sunday’s series finale.
The Braves moved a step closer to a new spring training facility in Sarasota this week as the last bit of funding needed to move the project forward was conditionally approved. Final reviews are scheduled to take place on Sept 12.
The Braves also named Mike Dunn as the vice president of Florida operations for the new North Port site. Dunn was currently serving as the general manager of the Rome Braves.
Michael Fulmer will miss at least his next two starts after being diagnosed with ulnar neuritis in his right arm. He is scheduled to receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews soon.