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William Contreras in Braves’ lineup for Monday’s opener against Yankees

The Braves will roll with the young backstop again as Travis d’Arnaud remains on the paternity list.

MLB: JUL 04 Marlins at Braves Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Braves will give William Contreras another start behind the plate against the Yankees on Monday, giving the young backstop more opportunity to showcase for a September roster spot before Travis d’Arnaud returns from the paternity list. Contreras has been inconsistent this season, but the matchup against left-hander Jordan Montgomery could be beneficial. In addition, Guillermo Heredia will start in center field as his numbers against left-handed pitching have been solid. Joc Pederson will come off the bench, but could be a late-inning weapon against a Yankees bullpen with multiple weapons from the right side. Here is the full Atlanta attack:

The Yankees offense, especially after the acquisitions of Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo at the deadline, is an avalanche of dangerous power hitters. They boast a solid mixture of from each side of plate as well, which could pose some matchup challenges later in the game. Here is the full lineup for New York:

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