The Braves placed Gordon Beckham on the disabled list on Monday and replaced him on the roster with pitcher Ryan Weber. Beckham suffered a strained hamstring in Saturday's win over the Marlins. Weber will serve as the team's long reliever and will add some depth to a bullpen that has seen a lot of action of late.
Carlos and Brad are joined by Scott Coleman as the three break down Atlanta's series sweep of the Miami Marlins. The trio give their thoughts on Fredi Gonzalez, discuss the struggles of Eric Aybar, A.J. Pierzynski and Julio Teheran before answering your questions from Twitter.
Matt Wisler made a rare relief appearance on Sunday and as a result, the Atlanta Braves will juggle their starting rotation against the Dodgers. Julio Teheran will get the start in the series opener on Tuesday opposite of former Braves pitcher Alex Wood. Williams Perez will go on Wednesday with Wisler opposing Clayton Kershaw on Thursday.
Shares of stock in the Braves began trading on Monday with prices dropping sharply after the opening bell. From Tim Tucker's story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Liberty Braves Group’s Series A shares (symbol BATRA) opened at $36 Monday morning, plummeted quickly and closed at $19.95 — down 44.6 percent from the opening price. The Liberty Braves Group’s Series C shares (symbol BATRK) opened at $27 and closed at $19.14, down 29.1 percent.
Beyond the Box Score's Matt Goldman says that the Phillies rebuild shouldn't take long due to a strong crop of homegrown players.
Cuban free agent Jose Miguel Fernandez will hold an open showcase on May 3rd and 4th for Major League clubs.
Fernandez is a second baseman and is believed to be able to "help a major league team quickly" with his ability to get on-base. In his eight seasons in Cuba -- over 608 games -- Fernandez has had a .408 OBP. However, over his last four season only, it has been a remarkable .457 in just over 1000 plate appearances.