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Top Braves News
Braves' Austin Riley: Signs decade-long deal with Atlanta
Riley signed a 10-year, $212 million contract with Atlanta on Monday.
Riley has followed up a stellar 2021 season with an even better campaign, so Atlanta decided to lock him up through 2032 -- and perhaps another year should the team exercise a $20 million club option for 2033. With Riley under contract for a decade, he will man the hot corner and occupy a prominent spot in Atlanta's batting order for years to come.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Ends July with more XBH
Riley went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Riley ended a spectacular July in style, bringing home Matt Olson on a walkoff two-bagger in the bottom of the ninth. He finished with a .423 average and 26 extra-base hits (11 home runs and 15 doubles) in 26 games on the month, breaking the previous franchise record (25) established by Hall of Famer Hank Aaron in July 1961.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Robinson Cano: Time over in Atlanta
Atlanta designated Cano for assignment Monday.
Cano recently lost hold of his role as Atlanta's primary second baseman, and his status as a left-handed hitter with limited defensive utility made him an ill fit in a bench role. As a result, Atlanta opted to replace him with Ehire Adrianza, who was acquired from the Nationals on Monday and is a more traditional fit for a utility role. Given that he's now been let go by three teams this season after slashing a collective .150/.183/.190 with a career-worst 24 percent strikeout rate over 104 plate appearances in the majors, the 39-year-old Cano's prolific run in the big leagues could be over.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Ehire Adrianza: Dealt to Atlanta
Atlanta acquired Adrianza from Washington on Monday in exchange for minor-league outfielder Trey Harris.
The veteran utility man will be beginning his second stint in Atlanta, with whom he joined during the club's 2021 World Series-winning season. Just like a season ago, Atlanta presumably envisions Adrianza serving as a backup at three spots in the infield as well as the two corner-outfield spots, but his opportunities to start will be few and far between while the team is at optimal health. After missing the beginning of the season with a quadriceps injury, Adrianza debuted for Washington in early June and slashed .179/.255/.202 across 94 plate appearances prior to being traded. Atlanta designated second baseman Robinson Cano for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster for Adrianza.... See More ... See Less
Braves' William Woods: Back in action at Triple-A
Woods (ankle) was reinstated from Triple-A Gwinnett's 7-day injured list Saturday and struck out one over a scoreless inning later that day.
Woods had been on Gwinnett's IL since May 17 before he was cleared to rejoin the affiliate after making three relief appearances in the rookie-level Florida Complex League. The 23-year-old right-hander made his MLB debut earlier this season and could re-emerge as a relief option for Atlanta in August or September now that he's healthy again at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kenley Jansen: Picks up win in return
Jansen (5-0) earned the victory Sunday, striking out a batter in one inning while walking one in a 1-0 win over Arizona.
Jansen (back) entered a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth inning and Atlanta walked it off in the bottom half of the inning to secure the win for the closer. Jansen was unavailable Saturday after feeling a twinge in his back Friday but was feeling well enough Sunday to enter a tied game in the ninth. Since returning from a stint on the injured list with an irregular heartbeat, he's 4-for-4 in save chances and has allowed two runs in 6.2 innings while striking out seven.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Max Fried: Excellent in no-decision
Fried struck out five in seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks in a 1-0 win Sunday against Arizona. He did not factor into the decision.
Fried did not allow a hit until Jake McCarthy singled with one out in the fifth inning. He was never really in trouble as only one baserunner made it into scoring position. The lefty has given up more than three runs in a start only twice all season and has a 2.58 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 122:24 K:BB in 132.1 innings while allowing just six homers. His next start will likely be next weekend in New York against the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Guillermo Heredia: Seeing scarce playing time
Heredia remains on the bench for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Heredia has picked up only three starts since June 2, and his playing-time outlook doesn't look to have improved even after Adam Duvall suffered a season-ending wrist injury. So long as all of Ronald Acuna, Eddie Rosario, Marcell Ozuna, Michael Harris and William Contreras are healthy, Heredia doesn't look like he'll have a path for even short-side platoon work out of the Atlanta outfield.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Orlando Arcia: Starting again Sunday
Arcia is starting at second base and batting eighth Sunday versus Arizona.
It's the third consecutive start for Arcia, and the second straight to come against a right-handed pitcher with Merrill Kelly on the mound Sunday for Arizona. Robinson Cano has the platoon advantage but has a .377 OPS through nine games with Atlanta, so it appears Arcia is back as the primary option at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Robinson Cano: Remains on bench
Cano is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
The 39-year-old has started only three of eight games coming out of the All-Star break, and he's on the bench again Sunday despite Arizona sending out righty Merrill Kelly. Cano has a .154/.185/.192 slash line through nine games for Atlanta. Orlando Arcia will receive another start at the keystone and appears to be the favorite for starts going forward.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Steps out of lineup
Ozuna is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Ozuna started the first eight games out of the All-Star break and will receive Sunday off after posting a .509 OPS and 34.4 percent strikeout rate during that stretch. William Contreras will take over as Atlanta's designated hitter Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Matt Olson: Crushes another homer
Olson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Olson opened the scoring with a two-out homer in the first inning. The first baseman had been rather unlucky in the power department early in the season, but he's turned it around in July with nine homers through 25 games this month. For the season, he has 21 long balls, 67 RBI, 48 runs scored, 35 doubles and a .253/.340/.503 slash line through 102 contests.... See More ... See Less
Braves' William Contreras: Slugs two homers in win
Contreras went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Contreras went yard in his first two at-bats. He hit a two-run blast in the second inning and a solo shot in the fourth. Entering Saturday, the catcher had gone just 4-for-24 with no extra-base hits in his last seven contests. The powerful display of offense in this game gives Contreras 13 homers, 26 RBI, 26 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases with a .263/.349/.551 slash line through a career-high 189 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Ian Anderson: Dominant in Saturday's win
Anderson (9-6) earned the win Saturday over the Diamondbacks. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out nine over six scoreless innings.
Anderson gave up both baserunners in the fifth inning, but he was able to strand runners on the corners. Atlanta's offense gave him enough support to weather a shaky ninth inning from A.J. Minter, resulting in Anderson's third win in five July starts. The right-hander allowed 11 runs in 24.2 innings for the month, though it's worse than it looks -- the Angels tagged him for seven runs last Sunday. For the season, he owns a 4.99 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 90:49 K:BB across 101 innings in 20 starts. He's projected for a tough road start versus the Mets next week.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Kenley Jansen: Unavailable Saturday
Jansen is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a back injury, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Jansen felt a twinge in his back during Friday's relief appearance, and he'll rest for at least one game. However, his injury isn't considered significant, so he should be considered day-to-day. If Atlanta encounters a save situation Saturday, A.J. Minter and Will Smith will likely be the top options to fill in as the closer.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Robinson Cano: Out again Saturday
Cano is not in Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Cano sat Friday against a same-handed pitcher but will sit again Saturday with a righty on the hill. Orlando Arcia is starting at second base and hitting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|O. Albies 2B Ozzie Albies 2B||Foot|
|M. Soroka SP Mike Soroka SP||Achilles|
|A. Duvall CF Adam Duvall CF||Wrist|
|K. Yates RP Kirby Yates RP||Elbow|
|D. O'Day RP Darren O'Day RP||Calf|
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