Atlanta Braves News
Ronald Acuña Jr. homered again but the Atlanta Braves watched a 5-2 lead slip away as the bullpen allowed seven earned runs over the final three innings in a 9-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. They will try to right the ship on Wednesday with Kevin Gausman on the mound.
Postgame reaction from Brian Snitker, Max Fried and A.J. Minter following Tuesday’s loss.
Brian Snitker revealed a couple of injury updates prior to Tuesday’s series opener against the Diamondbacks. Mike Foltynewicz will make one more rehab start at Gwinnett before rejoining the rotation. Injured catcher Brian McCann is also set to be activated from the injured list on Wednesday which is the first day he is eligible. McCann has been out with a hamstring strain.
With Foltynewicz set for another rehab start, the Braves may elect to alter their rotation plans according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Touki Toussaint may have his start pushed back from Thursday to Friday which will open up an opportunity for Mike Soroka to make a spot start in Thursday’s series finale against Arizona.
Here are a couple of paths the Braves can take to fortify their bullpen for the future.
The Tampa Bay Rays placed starter Blake Snell on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a broken toe. Snell is only expected to miss one start. Emilio Pagan will take Snell’s place on Tampa’s active roster.
The hits keep coming for the New York Yankees who see another player placed on the injured list. This time it is first baseman Greg Bird who will be sidelined due to a plantar fascia tear in his left foot. Mike Ford was recalled from Triple-A to take Bird’s spot on the active roster.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Monday that Philadelphia will be the host of the 2026 MLB All-Star Gamoe. The event will coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Cleveland will host this season’s mid-summer classic with the 2020 game set to be held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Hosts for the 2021-2025 games have not yet been announced.
Shohei Ohtani is closing in on his return as a hitter from Tommy John surgery after being cleared to take part in live batting practice in about a week.