Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker met with the media following Friday’s spring workout and provided an update for the team’s plans for Sunday’s Grapefruit League opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. Per Snitker, the team will play a seven inning game against the Rays at Port Charlotte Sunday and Kyle Wright is scheduled to get the start for Atlanta. Snitker added that about half of the team’s regulars will play Sunday with the others expected to be in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Red Sox.
Snitker also revealed that Freddie Freeman has arrived at Braves camp and has gone through intake screening. Freeman was late reporting after his wife gave birth to twins. Freeman will no play in Sunday’s game but will likely see action next week.
Freddie Freeman arrived at camp and went through his intake screening. He will not be in the lineup for the #Braves opener on Sunday, however.— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) February 26, 2021
Wright spent a large portion of the 2020 season in the team’s rotation. He will be part of the competition to fill out the final spot in the rotation provided Mike Soroka isn’t ready to go to begin the season.