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Braves News: Offense continues to sputter but are lineup changes coming?

Will Brian Snitker shake up the lineup in hopes of jump starting Atlanta’s lineup?

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Atlanta Braves News

Anibal Sanchez dazzles, offense never gets going in loss to Diamondbacks

Anibal Sanchez turned in another solid performance on the mound but the Atlanta Braves just couldn’t find any offense in a 2-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Latest loss may signal tweak to stagnant lineup

Atlanta’s offense has struggled for a while now but it doesn’t sound like Brian Snitker is ready to alter his lineup in any meaningful way. Snitker told’s Mark Bowman after Friday’s loss that it isn’t just player and that the whole team is struggling.

“I’ll be honest with you: Nobody is really hot right now,” Snitker said. “So, you wonder where to go. A lot of times when I do the lineup [changes], it’s for individual reasons, not team-type things.”

“I don’t know where the pieces are to put them together to all of a sudden have offense when we’re not hitting on all cylinders as a team,” Snitker said. “It’s not just one guy. It’s a team-type thing.”

Braves recall Preston Tucker from Gwinnett

The Braves made a roster move prior to Friday’s game recalling outfielder Preston Tucker from Triple-A to take Luiz Gohara’s spot on the active roster. Tucker hit .232/.259/.339 in 15 games at Gwinnett since being demoted.

Gohara likely to rejoin rotation after AS break

Atlanta optioned Gohara to Triple-A after Wednesday’s game and the plan for him according to’s Mark Bowman is to make a couple of starts and then possibly join Atlanta’s rotation on July 24 when a fifth starter is needed against the Marlins.

Mike Soroka hopes to provide late-season boost for Braves

Mike Soroka still hasn’t resumed throwing since going on the disabled list back on June 27 but he is holding out hope that he will be able to return and provide a late season boost for the Braves.

MLB News

Phillies Reportedly Increase Offer For Manny Machado

The pursuit of Manny Machado for several teams is starting to heat up. The Philadelphia Phillies on Friday reportedly increased their offer to Baltimore according to a report by the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Mets Activate Noah Syndergaard

The Mets activated Noah Syndergaard from the disabled list on Friday where he had been since late May due to a ligament injury in his right index finger.

Chase Utley to retire at the end of the season

Dodgers infielder and former Phillies’ great Chase Utley announced on Friday that he will retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Giants To Sign Peter Bourjos

Peter Bourjos has agreed to a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants. Bourjos elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Braves for the second time this season earlier this month.

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