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Updated look at Braves’ 40-man roster after free agents file

Braves will have more roster moves to make by Monday.

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The World Series is over and the offseason is officially here for the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta had 11 players file for free agency on Thursday and there are more 40-man roster moves on the horizon. We will take a closer look at some of those decisions below but for now here is a look at Atlanta’s 40-man roster as it currently stands.

Atlanta Braves 40-man Roster

Jersey # Pitchers (22) B/T Ht Wt DOB
Jersey # Pitchers (22) B/T Ht Wt DOB
36 Ian Anderson R/R 6'3" 170 5/2/98
-- Aaron Bummer L/L 6'3" 215 9/21/93
46 Dylan Dodd L/L 6'2" 210 6/6/98
55 Bryce Elder R/R 6'2" 220 5/19/99
54 Max Fried L/L 6'4" 190 1/18/94
-- Marco Gonzales L/L 6'1" 205 2/16/92
75 Daysbel Hernandez R/R 5'10" 220 9/15/96
26 Raisel Iglesias R/R 6'2" 190 1/4/90
77 Joe Jimenez R/R 6'3" 277 1/17/95
38 Pierce Johnson R/R 6'2" 202 5/10/94
52 Dylan Lee L/L 6'3" 214 8/1/94
-- Reynaldo Lopez R/R 6'1" 220 1/4/94
68 Tyler Matzek L/L 6'3" 230 10/19/90
33 A.J. Minter L/L 6'0" 215 9/2/93
50 Charlie Morton R/R 6'5" 215 11/12/83
-- Penn Murfee R/R 6'2" 195 5/2/94
62 AJ Smith-Shawver R/R 6'3" 205 11/20/02
-- Jackson Stephens R/R 6'2" 220 5/11/94
99 Spencer Strider R/R 6'0" 195 10/28/98
64 Darius Vines R/R 6'1" 190 4/30/98
72 Allan Winans R/R 6'2" 165 8/10/95
19 Huascar Ynoa R/R 6'3" 175 5/28/98
Jersey # Catchers (2) B/T Ht Wt DOB
16 Travis d'Arnaud R/R 6'2" 210 2/10/89
12 Sean Murphy R/R 6'3" 228 10/4/94
Jersey # Infielders (6) B/T Ht Wt DOB
1 Ozzie Albies S/R 5'8" 165 1/7/97
11 Orlando Arcia R/R 6'0" 187 8/4/94
18 Vaughn Grissom R/R 6'3" 210 1/5/01
28 Matt Olson L/R 6'5" 225 3/29/94
27 Austin Riley R/R 6'3" 220 4/2/97
-- Evan White R/L 6'1" 219 4/26/96
Jersey # Outfielders (5) B/T Ht Wt DOB
13 Ronald Acuna Jr. R/R 6'0" 180 12/18/97
23 Michael Harris II L/L 6'0" 195 3/7/01
-- Jarred Kelenic L/L 6'1" 206 7/16/99
20 Marcell Ozuna R/R 6'1" 225 11/12/90
73 Forrest Wall L/R 6'0" 195 11/20/95
Not on active roster *

Players who filed for free agency or retired (11)

Jerry Blevins, Dallas Keuchel, Chris Martin, Darren O’Day, Anthony Swarzak, Josh Tomlin, Francisco Cervelli, Josh Donaldson, Adeiny Hechavarria, Matt Joyce and Brian McCann.

McCann is headed for retirement but the rest of this group will hit the open market. Donaldson is the only one of the group who is expected to receive a Qualifying Offer.

60-Day Injured List (4)

A.J. Minter, Jacob Webb, Alex Jackson and Charlie Culberson

Atlanta currently has four players who are on the 60-day Injured List and will have to be added back to the active roster by Monday. Minter, Webb and Jackson are all under team control while Culberson is arbitration-eligible again this winter. All look like safe bets to return next season.

Contract options (4)

Julio Teheran ($12 million, $1 million buyout), Tyler Flowers ($6 million, $2 million buyout), Nick Markakis ($6 million, $2 million buyout), Billy Hamilton ($7.5 million, $1 million buyout)

The Braves will also make a decision by Monday on four players who have contract options for next season. Hamilton’s mutual option is all but declined at this point, but there may be some discussion on the other three. Tyler Flowers seems to be the best bet of the group to return given the lack of other internal options at the catcher position.

Markakis was unable to recapture the magic from his 2018 season. He remains a solid if unspectacular option who is probably best slated for a platoon role. I will be surprised if his option isn’t picked up.

Teheran pitched well for most of the season but again appeared to wear down toward the fall. He was left off Atlanta’s roster for the Division Series and was only added after an injury to Chris Martin. On one hand, Teheran has been a valuable innings eater, tossing at least 174 2/3 innings in seven straight seasons. Still, $12 million may be more than the team is willing to spend for a player that may be slated as a fifth starter given the team’s desire to improve the rotation.

Alex Anthopoulos indicated earlier that the team would likely utilize all of its available time before announcing decisions, so don’t expect to hear anything official before Tuesday.

Wrap up

Atlanta currently has 29 players on the 40-man roster. Activating the four from the injured list will bring that total to 33. They can lower that number by declining any of the four contract options. The Braves will need open spots for several prospects including Cristian Pache and William Contreras who will be Rule 5 eligible this winter, so this will be something to track as the offseason progresses.

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