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Braves News: Max Fried impressive, Arodys Vizcaino update and more

Max Fried made the most of his opportunity on Saturday

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Atlanta Braves News

Markakis’ slam, Fried’s strong start lift Braves over Cardinals

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.

Braves recall Max Fried ahead of Saturday start, DFA Peter Bourjos

To make room for Fried on the active roster, the Braves designated outfielder Peter Bourjos for assignment for the second time this season.

Braves expect Arodys Vizcaino back Monday

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.

A quick look at Julio Teheran’s Friday night start in St. Louis

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.

MLB News

Darvish gets cortisone shot for elbow injury

Cubs’ starter Yu Darvish received a cortisone shot this week for what was diagnosed as a right elbow impingement.

Cards have renewed interest in Moustakas

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.

Rockies option Jon Gray to Triple-A

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.

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