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Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Clears waivers
Rodriguez was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Rodriguez was designated for assignment Monday and went unclaimed on waivers. As a result, he'll remain in Atlanta's organization and likely finish out the minor-league season with Gwinnett.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Max Fried: Dealing with blister
Fried developed a blister on his left index finger during his start Thursday against the Nationals, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Fried shut down the Nationals to earn the win, allowing one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings. Adding to the good news is the fact that he's expected to pitch through the blister and not miss his final start of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Ozzie Albies: Homers among four hits
Albies went 4-for-6 with a double, home run, four RBI, two runs scored and one steal in Thursday's win over the Nationals.
Albies opened the scoring Thursday night for Atlanta with a first inning RBI double and closed it out with a two-run homer in the ninth. This was the 26-year-old's third four-hit game of the year (first since June 4). Albies has produced a splendid year bouncing back from last year's injury-riddled 64-game season. He has slashed .274/.328/.509 with 32 homers and 13 steals over 139 games.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Max Fried: Shuts down Nationals
Fried (8-1) earned the win Thursday over the Nationals, allowing one run on three hits and one walk over six innings. He struck out seven.
Fried hasn't missed a beat since returning from an elbow injury Aug. 4. The seven-year veteran has made nine starts during that span, producing a 2.78 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 55:12 K:BB over 51.2 innings. Fried is scheduled to make his next start at home against the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Sean Murphy: Sitting Thursday
Murphy isn't in Atlanta's lineup Thursday against the Nationals.
Atlanta seems to have fallen into a pattern of alternating between Murphy and Travis d'Arnaud behind the plate, and Thursday will mark d'Arnaud's turn to start. Murphy is slashing .135/.286/.138 across 35 plate appearances since Sept. 1.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Lucas Luetge: Outrighted to Triple-A
Luetge was outrighted Thursday to Triple-A Gwinnett, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Luetge passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by Atlanta on Tuesday. The 36-year-old left-hander had struggled to a 7.24 ERA in 13.2 major-league innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Bryce Elder: Issues season-high five walks
Elder did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing four runs on three hits and five walks over 3.2 innings against the Phillies. He did not record any strikeouts.
Elder got off to a rough start, issuing three walks in the first inning, including back-to-back walks to open the frame, which led to one run coming home for Philadelphia. Nick Castellanos accounted for the other three runs against Elder with a pair of homers. The right-hander has now allowed four runs in back-to-back starts, though Wednesday marked the first time since July 18 that he failed to make it through at least four frames. He also issued a season-high five walks in the contest while not recording any strikeouts for only the second time this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Orlando Arcia: Sits amid slump
Arcia is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.
Arcia is hitting .172 with one home run and 17 strikeouts in 18 games this month. Nicky Lopez gets the start at shortstop, batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Ronald Acuna: Two more homers, steal in win
Acuna went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers, an additional run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Phillies.
After missing two games with calf tightness, Acuna's picked up right where he left off, going 4-for-9 with a double and a homer in his last two contests. The outfielder is now one homer shy of becoming the first player to join the 40-40 club since Alfonso Soriano in 2006. Acuna, the presumptive NL MVP, is batting .338 with a 1.014 OPS, 138 runs scored, 100 RBI and 67 steals through 694 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Spencer Strider: Punches out 11 in win
Strider (18-5) earned the win Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits over seven innings against the Phillies. He struck out 11.
Strider was dominant Tuesday, keeping the Phillies off the board for five innings before Bryce Harper launched a three-run homer. Still, the 24-year-old Strider would hang on for his 18th win, the most in the majors, while racking up double-digit strikeouts for the 11th time this season. Strider increased his league-leading strikeout total to 270 to go along with a 3.73 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He's currently slated for a road matchup with the Nationals in his next outing.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Max Fried: Scheduled to start Thursday
Fried (finger) is scheduled to start Thursday's game in Washington, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Fried received the green light to return to Atlanta's rotation after throwing a bullpen session Monday without any protective tape covering the small blister on his left hand. The 29-year-old southpaw hasn't appeared in a game since early last week, but it never seemed to be a serious concern for the NL East champions.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Max Fried: Throws bullpen session
Fried threw a bullpen session Monday without any protective tape covering the blister on his left index finger, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Fried was skipped on his last turn through rotation because of the blister, but he is expected to return to action at some point during Atlanta's upcoming four-game series in Washington, which begins Thursday. It seems like the NL East champions are simply playing things cautiously with the 29-year-old southpaw, who boasts a 2.64 ERA and 73:13 K:BB in 71.2 innings (13 starts) this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Eddie Rosario: On bench versus lefty
Rosario is absent from the lineup Tuesday versus the Phillies.
Kevin Pillar will start in left field and bat eighth as the NL East champions take on left-hander Cristopher Sanchez. Rosario has gone hitless over his last four games and continues to sit against most southpaws.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Sean Murphy: Another breather Tuesday
Murphy is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.
Murphy continues to get regular days of rest as the NL East champions look ahead to the postseason. Travis d'Arnaud will catch Spencer Strider and bat sixth Tuesday versus Philadelphia.... See More ... See Less
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