Atlanta Braves News
Freddie Freeman and Adam Duvall homered to help the Atlanta Braves to a rain-shortened 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Atlanta now leads the NL East by a full seven games over the Phillies and the Nationals
Atlanta officially added its three new relievers to the roster prior to Thursday’s game against the Reds. To make room the team optioned right-handers Chad Sobotka and Jeremy Walker along with left-hander A.J. Minter to Gwinnett.
A closer look at new Braves reliever Chris Martin who is an intriguing bullpen option with an incredible back story.
It wasn’t quite the scorching red hot June but July was still a pretty good month for the Atlanta Braves.
Trade Deadline Reaction
The Detroit Tigers promoted Travis Demeritte to the major leagues on Thursday. Demeritte restored some of his prospect value with a huge season for Gwinnett and was part of Atlanta’s package sent to the Tigers for closer Shane Greene.
The news wasn’t as good for right-hander Dan Winkler who was designated for assignment by the Giants on Thursday. Winkler was sent to San Francisco in the deal for Mark Melancon.
Major League Baseball came down hard on the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday suspending six players and both managers for their roles in a bench clearing brawl Tuesday night. All of the players suspended are appealing the suspensions but David Bell and Clint Hurdle’s suspensions began Thursday night.
Keone Kela - Pirates - 10 Games
Amir Garrett - Reds - 8 Games
David Bell (Manager) - Reds - 6 Games
Jose Osuna - Pirates - 5 Games
Jared Hughes - Reds - 3 Games
Kyle Crick - Pirates - 3 Games
Yasiel Puig - Indians - 3 Games
Clint Hurdle (Manager) - Pirates - 2 Games