It has been a long road for Max Fried, but as he walked into the Braves clubhouse for the first time, he knew that he had finally made it. Fried, the prized prospect from the 2015 Justin Upton trade, was called up from Double-A Mississippi on Saturday along with Jace Peterson from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Lucas Sims looks to build on a solid Major League debut as the Braves take on the Marlins in the series finale Sunday at SunTrust Park. The Marlins will counter with Jose Urena.
Mike Foltynewicz has realized his preseason goal to harness his emotions and end his tendency to be adversely affected by inevitable adversity. As the Braves right-hander has matured and firmly established himself as a legit frontline starter, he has also shown fortitude while not allowing a bad start to influence his next outing.
Mike Foltynewicz responded to Giancarlo Stanton’s MLB-leading 36th home run by throwing a career-high 11 strikeouts, as the Braves’ offense ignited for seven runs to beat the Marlins, 7-2, on Saturday at SunTrust Park.
Sean Rodriguez is headed back to Pittsburgh. The Braves are trading the utility man to the Pirates for a prospect, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman on Saturday.
The Braves regained a fresh arm in the bullpen as Jason Motte was activated from the 10-day disabled list on Friday.
Mike Foltynewicz returns home looking to rebound from a tough start as the Marlins face the Braves at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday at SunTrust Park. The Marlins will counter with Dan Straily.
Despite the uber-talented Giancarlo Stanton crushing two homers into the Earth’s stratosphere, R.A. Dickey continued to provide the Braves with reasons to potentially pick up his $8 million club option at the end of the season.
Giancarlo Stanton added to his Major League-leading home run total by teeing off on a couple of R.A. Dickey knuckleballs, but Adam Conley’s successful run against Atlanta was halted by a Nick Markakis three-run shot that gave the Braves a 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday night at SunTrust Park.
The Marlins call on the hot hand of Adam Conley tonight, while the Braves hope to turn around their second half behind R.A. Dickey at SunTrust Park. The game will be broadcast live on the official MLB Facebook page, with an exclusive MLB.com pregame show.
Now that the Trade Deadline has passed, and prospects have changed hands, MLB Pipeline re-ranks the top 10 farm systems in baseball, led by the White Sox, Braves and Padres.
When Julio Teheran returned to SunTrust Park feeling no lingering effects of the right thigh cramp he’d felt less than 24 hours earlier, Braves manager Brian Snitker felt even better about his decision to lift the right-hander after the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s 5-3 win over the Dodgers.