Braves Daily Digest: 7/2

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Braves News

Freeman, Braves seek late push in All-Star voting

Freddie Freeman sits in fourth place in All-Star voting. The teams are announced on Sunday, and I wouldn't expect the Braves to have any starters. Freeman should make it, and Evan Gattis, Julio Teheran, and Craig Kimbrel have shots to make it as well.

Simmons fuels Braves win over Mets

The team is playing well right now, winning six straight and keeping their half game lead over the Nationals. It's important that the Braves at least keep their win total high enough for a wild card spot, so streaks like this are great to see.

2014 International Free Agent Signing Period

Over at Tomahawk Take, Fred Owens breaks down the international free agent signing period. The Braves have had success in this market in the past, so it will be interesting to see who they acquire, if anyone, during this period.

Christian Bethancourt & Darin Mastroianni: Deep League Wire

For any fantasy baseball players, RotoGraphs writer Mike Podhorzer breaks down whether Christian Bethancourt is worthy of a pick up in your league.

League News

Rick Porcello shuts out A's without a strikeout

Rick Porcello went nine shutout innings over the A's without striking anyone out. Porcello is now tied for the league lead with 11 wins, which should allow him to land on the All-Star team.

Price beats Yanks but strikeout streak ends

With trade speculation surrounding him, David Price beat the Yanks last night but did so without recording 10 strikeouts, as he had in his past five starts. He was one strikeout away from extending the streak.

 

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