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Atlanta Braves News: Nick Markakis returns, Johan Camargo injury and more

Markakis sparks Braves in return.

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Atlanta Braves News

Nick Markakis, Mike Soroka lead Braves over Nationals, 5-0

Nick Markakis had two hits in his return from the injured list while Mike Soroka turned in a masterful performance on the mound in a 5-0 win by the Braves over the Nationals. Atlanta increases its division lead to 9.5 games over Washington and reduces its magic number to clinch the division to six.

Nick Markakis returns, Johan Camargo lands on IL with shin fracture

As expected, Nick Markakis was activated from the injured list prior to Friday’s game. Markakis missed 43 games with a fractured wrist. The Braves got some bad news on the injury front as well when it was announced that Johan Camargo had been placed on the injured list with a fracture in his right shin. Camargo fouled a pitch off his leg in Philadelphia. The Braves haven’t yet ruled out a return for the playoffs for Camargo but that seems like it could be a stretch at this juncture.

It Sure Seems Like Dallas Keuchel Was Worth The Investment

FanGraphs’ Tony Wolfe examines the impact Dallas Keuchel’s addition has had for the Braves.

Here are baseball’s top 20 free agents to be

Atlanta’s Josh Donaldson comes in at No. 8 on Anthony Castrovince’s list of the 20 best free agents for the upcoming offseason. Gerrit Cole tops the list and is followed by Washington’s Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg.

Cristian Pache, Drew Waters on MLB Pipeline’s list of prospects who boosted stock in 2019

Braves outfield prospects Cristian Pache and Drew Waters made MLB Pipeline’s list of 15 prospects who boosted their stock in 2019.

Braves Podcasts

From The Diamond - Ep. 28 - Jayson Stark chats home runs, Acuña’s quest for 40/40 and more

Grant McAuley recaps an eventful week for the Atlanta Braves. The great Jayson Stark of The Athletic joins to discuss the NL MVP race, Ronald Acuña’s quest for 40-40, the explosion of home runs in 2019 and the growing legacy of MIke Trout.

MLB News

Blake Snell Slated To Return Next Week

The Tampa Bay Rays will get reigning AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell back next Tuesday. Snell is expected to throw about three innings in his return. He has been out since late July when he underwent surgery to remove loose bodies in his elbow.

Max Muncy activated but several Dodgers still hurting

The Los Angeles Dodgers will get Max Muncy back Friday night but are still dealing with injuries to several more key players. Justin Turner will be out of the starting lineup for this weekend’s series against the Mets due to a sprained ankle. Left-hander Rich Hill is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left knee Monday. It is also unlikely that outfielder Alex Verdugo will be active for the first round of the playoffs. Verdugo has been out for over a month while dealing with lower back issues.

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