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Braves News: Braves’ 40-man roster, World Series matchup set, and more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Tuesday

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It was another slow day on the news front for the Atlanta Braves as Major League Baseball’s 2023 season continues to wrap up. There are, however, a couple of news and notes, so let’s get into it.

Braves News:

The Braves have quite a few roster decisions to make before free agency officially opens. With four free agents, five options, and nine on the 60-day injured list, there are quite a few question marks on the club’s current 40-man roster.

Austin Riley had a monster season defensively, despite seeing a decline in his offensive performance. However, his plays in the hot corner easily made up for his down offensive year.

The Daily Hammer Podcast analyzes the Braves’ current pitching situation and looks ahead to the offseason priorities in regards to the pitching staff.

MLB News:

The 2023 Fall Classic is set between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks. The two Wild Card teams play in a best-of-7 series that gets underway October 27.

The Boston Red Sox hired former reliever Craig Breslow as the head of baseball operations. His official title will likely be chief baseball officer.

The San Francisco Giants’ managerial search is over after the club hired Bob Melvin. Melvin previously managed the San Diego Padres.

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