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Braves News: Dansby Swanson to return Saturday, Luiz Gohara and more

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Barring a setback, Dansby Swanson is expected to return on Saturday.

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves’ offense shut down in loss to Dan Straily

Nick Markakis banged out three more hits but Atlanta managed just four overall against Dan Straily and Miami Marlins pitching in a 2-0 loss.

Dansby Swanson likely to return Saturday

Dansby Swanson made a rehab appearance at Rome on Thursday going 2-for-4 at the plate. He returned to Atlanta on Friday and is likely to be activated before Saturday’s game.

With mind on ailing mom, Gohara shines in relief

Luiz Gohara worked 1.2 hitless innings of relief Friday night and is slated to make his first start of the season next Wednesday in place of Mike Soroka. Following that start, Gohara is planning to leave the team to return to Brazil to be with his mother who recently underwent heart surgery.

Why shift against Freeman, those who beat it?

Joe Posnanski wonders why teams continue to shift against players like Freddie Freeman who continues to have success no matter what the defensive alignment is.

MLB News

15 years of No. 1 overall picks in the MLB Draft: Where are they now?

MLB Daily Dish takes a look back at 15 years worth of No. 1 picks to see which ones panned out and which ones didn’t.

Cardinals place Paul DeJong on DL with fractured hand

The St. Louis Cardinals will be without shortstop Paul DeJong for a while after he was placed on the disabled list Friday with a fractured hand. DeJong suffered the injury in Thursday’s loss to the Phillies when he was hit in the hand by a pitch from Luis Garcia.

The Mets’ Juan Lagares will undergo surgery on his foot, miss rest of the season

The hits keep coming for the Mets’ outfield. The team announced on Friday that Juan Lagares is headed for foot surgery next week and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Mets To Sign Christian Colon, Ezequiel Carrera

A couple of ex-Braves minor leaguers are signing minor league deals with the Mets.

Pirates Prospect Ji-hwan Bae Accused Of Domestic Violence

Pirates’ prospect Ji-hwan Bae has returned to South Korea where he will answer to a formal complaint filed by his former girlfriend that accuses him of domestic violence.