Atlanta Braves News
Nick Markakis hit a grand slam and Max Fried struck out 11 as the Atlanta Braves won their second straight game over the St. Louis Cardinals 11-4.
To make room for Fried on the active roster, the Braves designated outfielder Peter Bourjos for assignment for the second time this season.
Injured Braves’ closer Arodys Vizcaino is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday. Vizcaino threw a side session on Saturday and will get a day off on Sunday before rejoining the active roster.
Julio Teheran bounced back in a big way Friday night allowing two hits over six shutout innings. Here is a closer look at how he did it.
Cubs’ starter Yu Darvish received a cortisone shot this week for what was diagnosed as a right elbow impingement.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals are showing “renewed interest” in acquiring Royals’ third baseman Mike Moustakas. St. Louis had been previously linked to Moustakas this past offseason but a deal was never completed.
In a surprise move, Colorado optioned right hander Jon Gray to Triple-A on Saturday. Gray has struggled mightily this season posting a 5.77 ERA in 17 starts.