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Braves Daily Digest: Fourth of July

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Happy Independence Day!

Scott Cunningham

Braves News:

Scouting the system: Alec Grosser

With our top prospect list coming out soon, take a look at Ian Morris' scouting of Alec Grosser. Grosser is a nice right handed pitcher and Ian does a great job of breaking down his positives and negatives.

Julio Teheran may not be able to pitch in all-star game

Given how the Braves current rotation is set up, Julio would not be able to pitch in the all-star game although he's likely to make the contest. This has been a phenomenal sophomore campaign for the youngster so its unfortunate that we won't be able to see him on the national stage.

Johnson back to 2013 form

Over at the ESPN Stats & Info blog, my old friend Mark Simon breaks down how Chris Johnson has been hitting like he did last season during the Braves recent hot stretch. It's great to see Johnson swinging the bat well because the Braves do not have many ways, other than the bench, to improve their offense. They need to have their internal players perform, like Johnson has of late.

League News:

Yanks shelve Sabathia indefinitely with knee injury

How the mighty have fallen. Once one of the top pitchers in the game, Sabathia has been plagued with poor performance and injuries the past few seasons. It will be interesting to see what the Yanks do at the deadline this season.

Jays challenge play, have own player called out

It's easier to watch the video, but here's the crazy play. The Jays have the bases loaded the hitter hits a grounder to first. The player at first appears to tag the runner going to second, which was not called, and then throws home to get another force out to end the inning. The Jays challenge that the runner going to second was tagged, which would make the play at home not a force out. The Jays won the review and got their own player out while also scoring a run. Very wacky. The game is under protest.