Atlanta Braves News
Max Fried turned in a good outing in his return from the disabled list but Atlanta’s offense was once again powerless in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves managed just three hits with their only run coming off the bat of Johan Camargo who hit his 11th home run of the season in the seventh inning.
Fried was solid allowing two hits, one run and three walks over five innings. He struck out seven while throwing 87 pitches. To make room on the active roster for Fried, Atlanta optioned outfielder Preston Tucker back to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Ozzie Abies was out of the lineup for Saturday’s loss against the Dodgers as the Braves continue to take a cautious approach with his right hamstring.
It has been a quiet deadline for the Atlanta Braves so far. There is still time for things to heat up but here is a suggestion for how they could improve from within.
One name the Braves have been linked to is Rangers’ third baseman Adrian Beltre who is reportedly weighing whether or not he would accept a deal if one is presented to him.
Atlanta has reportedly kicked the tires on a number of options and apparently had scouts in attendance for Sonny Gray’s last start for New York. Gray has endured an up and down season but could be a buy-low candidate provided the Yankees were interested in moving him.
Jonny Venters makes his offseason home in Atlanta and being traded back to the Braves was a dream come true.
“This is home for me,” Venters said. “This is where I came up and where I was drafted. It’s where my family lives. ... I can’t think of a better place to be.”
Chipper Jones Hall of Fame Induction
Chipper Jones will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and here is all of the details you need for watching the event. Be sure to check back here as we will be providing updates for the event.
David O’Brien interviews many of Chipper’s peers for their thoughts on Jones and his Hall of Fame career. This is really an excellent read.
Braves manager Brian Snitker echoes my thoughts on Chipper. I watched his entire career but I don’t think I appreciated it as much as I should have while it was happening.
“He’s a ballplayer,” Snitker said. “That’s the greatest compliment I think I can give somebody. You look at his career, the great career that he had, year after year after year, the numbers he put up. There’s a guy who came to play every day prepared. When you’re with him, you take it for granted.
The Indians and the Phillies are among a group of teams that have checked in with the Rangers about the availability of Joey Gallo.
Matt Holiday has spent the 2018 season on the sidelines but is now headed back where it all begin after agreeing to a minor-league deal with the Colorado Rockies.