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