So this post has completely changed thanks to the aftermath of the Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. trade.
The Braves DFA'd Carlos Quentin and placed Josh Outman on the 60-day Disabled List. To replace the spot in the bullpen, Brandon Cunniff was recalled. Cameron Maybin is of course in with the outfielders, while Pedro Ciriaco still gets the short end of the stick.
So now the roster is as stands:
- Starting Pitchers: Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, Shelby Miller, Eric Stults and Trevor Cahill
- Relief Pitchers: Luis Avilan, Brandon Cunniff, Jason Grilli, Juan Jaime, Jim Johnson, Cody Martin and Andrew McKirahan
- Infielders: Alberto Callaspo, Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, Jace Peterson and Andrelton Simmons
- Outfielders: Jonny Gomes, Kelly Johnson, Nick Markakis, Cameron Maybin and Eric Young, Jr.
- Catchers: Christian Bethancourt and A.J. Pierzynski
When this was first written Sunday afternoon, it was noted that there were very few surprises by the finalized roster. I spoke way too soon.