The Atlanta Braves will have four representatives at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. Both Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis were selected to start while Ozzie Albies and Mike Foltynewicz were named as reserves. Freeman received the most votes in the National League while Markakis led all outfielders. Full rosters can be seen below.
Fans will decide the final roster spot for each league with voting happening now through 4 p.m. Wednesday. Nominees for the National League include Max Muncy, Jesus Aguilar, Matt Carpenter, Brandon Belt and Trea Turner. The nominees for the American League are Andrew Benintendi, Andrelton Simmons, Eddie Rosario, Giancarlo Stanton and Jean Segura.
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Sean Newcomb allowed five hits and five runs in just 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a 10-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Atlanta drops 3-of-4 in the series and finishes its 10-game road trip with a 5-5 record.
Ender Inciarte was removed from Sunday’s game after he failed to run out a pop up which was dropped by Brewers’ shortstop Tyler Saladino. Inciarte also had another running gaffe earlier in the game when he was called out while trying to move up to second base on a fly out to center. Braves manager Brian Snitker confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien that Inciarte’s lack of hustle was the reason for his removal. Inciarte also spoke about the play and the decision to pull him from the ball game.
“He did what he had to do,” Inciarte said. “He’s got to set an example and start somewhere, and if I’ve got to be the guy pulled out of the game to show what we’ve got to do, I’m OK with it.”
The Texas Rangers acquired Austin Jackson, Cory Gearrin and prospect Jason Bahr from the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The move is financially motivated from the Giants’ point of view as they save themselves some luxury tax room this year and next. The Rangers are taking on that salary and picked up Bahr for their trouble.
The Boston Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a fractured right pinky finger. Vazquez was injured while sliding into second in Saturday’s win over the Kansas City Royals. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.