Sean Murphy is reportedly set to return behind the plate for Atlanta on Sunday, according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.
Murphy will be behind the plate for tomorrow’s series finale against the Reds. By not putting him on the IL, the Braves may have created the chance for Murphy to make three starts he wouldn’t have. He’d have been eligible to be activated on Wednesday.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 24, 2023
As Bowman notes, the Braves keeping Murphy off the IL will have allowed him the potential to play in an additional three games versus putting him on the IL. Although we don’t yet know if Charlie Culberson will be retained, this seems to have been worthwhile, given that the 26th man very rarely sees the field. This has worked out quite nicely for Murphy and Atlanta.
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