Atlanta Braves News
MLB.com’s Richard Justice ranks the best free-agent signings of this past offseason. Atlanta’s Josh Donaldson comes in at No. 8 on the list.
The return of Brian McCann on Sunday will give Brian Snitker added flexibility for the catchers position for the final month of the regular season.
The Washington Nationals will get some reinforcements back when rosters expand on Sunday. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman and reliever Sean Doolittle are both expected to be activated from the injured list in time for Sunday’s game against the Marlins.
New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia is back on the injured list after a recurrence of pain in his right knee. Sabathia will have his knee drained and will receive a cortisone shot. The knee has hampered his performance since the All-Star break where he has posted a 7.77 ERA over six starts.
Jhoulys Chacin agreed to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox on Saturday. Chacin was Milwaukee’s Opening Day starter but was released last week after he posted a 5.79 ERA in 88 2/3 innings this season.