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Ozzie Albies Leads Braves to 4-0 Victory Over Cubs

Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 at the plate and turned in two spectacular defensive plays to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 win in their series opener with the Cubs. Preston Tucker had a three run home run off of Yu Darvish while Anibal Sanchez fired six shutout innings.

Braves staying patient with Camargo, Acuna

Johan Camargo’s road back from an oblique injury suffered in spring training is nearing an end but MLB.com’s Mark Bowman says that the Braves aren’t in any hurry to rush him back. Camargo is getting at bats at Triple-A Gwinnett currently and could be activated before Monday’s series against the Phillies begins along with top prospect Ronald Acuna.

Freddie Freeman Is Joey Votto Now

FanGraphs’ Jeff Sullivan takes a closer look at Freddie Freeman’s start of the season and his increased number of walks.

Braves release Kade Scivicque from Gwinnett

At one point it looked like Kade Scivicque would be the catcher getting the call if Tyler Flowers or Kurt Suzuki went down with an injury. However, the additions of Chris Stewart and Carlos Perez seem to have squeezed him off the roster as the Braves released him from his Triple-A contract on Friday.

MLB News

Blue Jays Place Josh Donaldson On 10-Day DL

Josh Donaldson hasn’t looked right in the field so far this season and the Blue Jays placed him on the 10-day disabled list Friday due to shoulder inflammation.

Kevin Plawecki out 3-4 weeks with broken hand

The Mets keep winning but they are now down two catchers. Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch in Wednesday’s game and further tests revealed a broken hand. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

Luis Perdomo and Nolan Arenado suspended five games for Wednesday’s altercation

Major League Baseball handed out punishment for the fracas during Wednesday’s game between the Rockies and the Padres. Seven different players were suspended with Luis Perdomo and Nolan Arenado each receiving five-game bans.

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