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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
101-61 5-5 W3
101-61 7-3 L1
87-75 4-6 L2
69-93 6-4 W1
55-107 2-8 L5

Top Braves News

  • Braves' Brooks Wilson: Nabs invite to big-league camp

    Wilson (elbow) re-signed with Atlanta on a minor-league contract in November and received an invitation to big-league spring training.

    Wilson agreed to a new deal with Atlanta shortly after he was non-tendered following the 2022 season. Between stops at Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett in 2021, Wilson submitted a 2.34 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 84:19 K:BB in 50 innings to earn himself a spot on the 40-man roster, but he didn't pitch at all in 2022 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last spring. Given that he's less than a full year removed from the procedure, Wilson is unlikely to be available to pitch in Grapefruit League games and is expected to open the season on Gwinnett's injured list.

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  • Braves' Yacksel Rios: Gets NRI deal with Atlanta

    Atlanta announced Wednesday that Rios has been signed to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.

    Across stints with the Phillies, Pirates, Mariners and Red Sox, the 29-year-old Rios made 89 MLB relief appearances between the 2017 and 2021 seasons, logging a 5.77 ERA in 96.2 innings. He spent the 2022 campaign exclusively at Triple-A Charlotte while he was a member of the White Sox organization, submitting a 4.91 ERA and 1.82 WHIP across 33 frames.

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  • Braves' Roel Ramirez: Gets invite to big-league camp

    Atlanta announced Wednesday that Ramirez will take part in big-league spring training as a non-roster invitee.

    After opening the 2022 season in the Mexican League, Ramirez caught on with Atlanta last June on a minor-league deal. He pitched exclusively at Triple-A Gwinnett, logging a 4.91 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 22 innings while striking out 29. The 27-year-old right-hander, who previously made two big-league relief appearances, will get the chance to audition for a spot in Atlanta's Opening Day bullpen in spring training, but he'll most likely be reassigned to Gwinnett before the season gets underway.

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  • Braves' Nolan Martinez: Strikes deal with Atlanta

    Martinez signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Tuesday.

    The deal does not include an invitation to the major-league side of Braves camp, which comes as no surprise given that Martinez has yet to rise even to the Double-A level. The 2016 third-round pick of the Yankees has battled a range of injuries in recent years and has mostly failed to miss bats on the farm when healthy. He's organizational depth for Atlanta leading into 2023.

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  • Braves' Magneuris Sierra: Heads to Atlanta on NRI deal

    Sierra agreed Monday with Atlanta on a minor-league contract and received an invitation to MLB spring training, Chris Harris of the Mississippi Braves reports.

    A former top prospect, Sierra has not been able to find success against major-league pitching, and he posted just a .442 OPS over 96 plate appearances in 45 games with the Angels last year. His speed and defense does give him an outside chance of making the major-league squad out of spring training, but it would assuredly be in a role that offers no fantasy intrigue.

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  • Braves' Brian Moran: Signs with Atlanta

    Moran agreed Monday with Atlanta on a minor-league contract and received an invitation to MLB spring training, Chris Harris of the Mississippi Braves reports.

    Moran spent the 2022 season with the Angels, and he made just one MLB appearance while allowing two runs over a third of an inning. The southpaw is likely no more than organizational depth, but he will battle for a bullpen spot during the Grapefruit League.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Gets NRI deal with ATL

    Hechavarria agreed Monday with Atlanta on a minor-league contract and received an invitation to MLB spring training, Chris Harris of the Mississippi Braves reports.

    Hechavarria returns to the Atlanta organization after spending the previous two seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The 33-year-old infielder will attempt to win a bench spot with Atlanta with a strong showing in spring training, and the fact he can play all over the infield certainly won't hurt his chances.

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  • Braves' Yolmer Sanchez: Gets minors deal with Atlanta

    Sanchez signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Tuesday.

    Sanchez spent the 2021 season at Triple-A Gwinnett and he's likely headed back to Gwinnett to start 2023. The 30-year-old utility player saw some brief action in the majors in 2022 with the Red Sox and Mets. He's merely a depth piece at this stage of his career.

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  • Braves' Mike Soroka: Full go for spring

    Soroka (elbow) is on the same schedule as the rest of Atlanta's pitchers as he ramps up for camp, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Soroka is just 25 years old and owns a 2.86 ERA in 37 career major-league starts, but the last of those came back in 2020. He tore his Achilles tendon early that season and then tore it again a year later. He made it back on the mound for six minor-league starts late last season before being shut down with elbow soreness. Neither his Achilles nor his elbow seem to be a problem at the moment, however, so he'll be positioned as well as possible to stake a claim for a rotation spot this spring.

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  • Braves' Ronald Acuna: Skipping World Baseball Classic

    Acuna wanted to represent Venezuela at the upcoming World Baseball Classic but doesn't expect to do so, following the advice of doctors and of Atlanta's training staff, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The news could be seen as evidence that the team still doesn't fully trust Acuna's health even though 18 months have passed since he tore his ACL, though it's probably unwise to read too much into the decision. While it's true that some superstars with injury histories will participate in the tournament, with Mike Trout being the most notable example, it's certainly not universal. Atlanta understandably wants Acuna to focus on being the best version of himself for the regular season. After returning from surgery in late April of last year, Acuna's speed didn't seem affected, as he stole 29 bases in 119 games, but his .266/.351/.413 slash line and 15 home runs were below his usual standards.

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  • Braves' Ozzie Albies: Going through normal offseason

    Albies hasn't had any restrictions this offseason after fracturing his pinky finger in mid-September, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

    Albies missed the remainder of the regular season as well as Atlanta's lone playoff series, though he said Saturday that he would have been ready to go had the team advanced to the NLCS. The 26-year-old is coming off a down season in which he hit .247/.294/.409 and was limited to just 64 games due to the broken pinky and a broken foot. He can seemingly be considered fully healthy heading into camp.

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  • Braves' Kevin Pillar: Signs on with Atlanta

    Pillar (shoulder) agreed Wednesday with the Braves on a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports.

    Pillar can earn $3 million if he makes the team out of spring training. The 34-year-old was only able to play four games in 2022 after undergoing left-shoulder surgery in June, and he produced a slash line of .231/.277/.415 with the Mets in 2021 over 124 contests. Pillar will contend for a bench spot with Atlanta in Grapefruit League play, but he's unlikely to be a significant fantasy contributor for the 2023 campaign.

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  • Braves' Lucas Luetge: Gets $1.55 million from Atlanta

    Luetge signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with Atlanta on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Luetge was just picked up via trade from the Yankees a couple weeks ago. The left-hander holds a 2.71 ERA over the last two seasons and is expected to fill a middle-relief role.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .253
(8th)
789
(3rd)
243
(2nd)
3.46
(5th)

Injuries

Player Injury
H. Ynoa SP Huascar Ynoa SP Elbow
T. Matzek RP Tyler Matzek RP Elbow
E. White CF Eli White CF Knee
K. Yates RP Kirby Yates RP Elbow

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