Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher Gabriel Noguera received a 50-game suspension on Friday for a second positive test of what was called a drug of abuse. Noguera spilt the 2017 season between the Braves’ Dominican Summer League team and the Gulf Coast League. Combined he posted a 1.58 ERA in 51.1 innings.
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman takes a closer look at the Braves rotation and the competition that is developing for the final two spots. Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has already indicated that Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Brandon McCarthy would likely fill three of the spots. That leaves a group of Sean Newcomb, Luiz Gohara, Max Fried, Lucas Sims and even Scott Kazmir battling it out for the final two.
Here Bowman takes a look back at the career of Chipper Jones and what was assuredly a Hall of Fame career. Hall of Fame voting results will be made public next week.
Braves pitching prospect Kyle Wright discusses the challenges he has ahead of him with Baseball America’s Bill Ballew.
Cory McCartney and Zach Dillard recap the Atlanta Braves’ under-the-radar moves of the offseason, pinpoint a free agent who could make sense for the franchise in a slow market and discuss pace-of-play legislation.
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Randal Grichuk from the Cardinals on Friday. Dominic Leone and Conner Greene are headed to St. Louis to complete the trade.
Super agent Scott Boras discusses the slow offseason market with FanRag’s Jon Heyman.
FanGraphs asks the question and some of the answers have been a bit surprising. For the Braves, the majority of pollsters rate Liberty Media as average with pretty bad a near second.