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Soler debuts with Pederson in center

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

***NOTE*** The Brewers have had two positive COVID tests today and one close contact individual. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell has said that tonight’s game is NOT in jeopardy and WILL be played tonight.

The Braves will run out a new-look outfield on Saturday, with all three starting outfielders trade acquisitions of the last few weeks. Deadline acquisitions Adam Duvall and Jorge Soler will man the corners, with Soler debuting and batting sixth in right field, while Duvall bats fifth and plays left. This slides Joc Pederson into center field, which may be a defensive adventure, but provides a decent offensive outfield on paper. It will be exciting to see how this new outfield fairs for the rest of the season, starting today against the Brewers. Stephen Vogt gets the nod at catcher, batting eighth now that there are actual offensive pieces in the outfield.

Meanwhile, the Brewers run out somewhat of a new lineup, with recent trade acquisition Eduardo Escobar starting at first base. Brandon Woodruff takes the mound.

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