Atlanta Braves News
Atlanta’s bullpen issued seven free passes in just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday night in a 7-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Braves pitchers walked a total of nine Reds batters in the game. Dansby Swanson finished with two hits on the evening.
Brian Snitker announced on Tuesday that the plan currently is for right-hander Mike Foltynewicz to be activated in time to make his season debut in Saturday’s game against the Rockies. Foltynewicz was bothered by a sore elbow throughout much of the spring and made four rehab appearances with Gwinnett before being declared ready to return.
FanGraphs Kiley McDaniel has released his first Top 10 Mock Draft of the season and projects Arizona State outfielder Hunter Bishop to the Braves at No. 9.
This pick is compensation for not signing Carter Stewart last year, and he projects to go much later this year, so the Braves appear to have come out ahead in the exchange. This pick also isn’t protected if Atlanta doesn’t sign whoever they take, so a tough sign likely isn’t an option. It appears Atlanta would take Abrams or Witt if they get here, and they’ve been scouting Lodolo, Bleday, and Bishop as primary options, with a good chance one of them gets to this pick. It’s unclear if the other prospects on the board at this point excite them, in the event that Texas takes Bishop and all the players Atlanta has been tied to are off the board.
Here is a closer look at how the Braves Top 30 prospects are performing through the early part of the season.
Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body from his elbow. He is expected to miss about six weeks of action.
The Braves won’t be seeing outfielder Matt Kemp on the field during their stay in Cincinnati as the team placed him on the injured list Tuesday due to a broken rib. Kemp suffered the injury while colliding with the outfield wall on Sunday.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco exited Tuesday’s start against the Marlins after just four innings due to discomfort in his left knee. Carrasco will have an MRI exam but the Indians are hoping that it is nothing serious.
Former Braves reliever Sam Freeman is back int he majors after the Angels selected his contract on Tuesday. Freeman spent the last two seasons in Atlanta but was released at the end of spring training.