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Braves News: Pitching prospects paying dividends for Atlanta

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A.J. Minter is one of several young pitchers to carve out a role with the Braves this season.

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves outlast Brewers, win slugfest 8-7

Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies homered late to help the Atlanta Braves to an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. The victory gave the Braves a series win and put them back in first place in the NL East standings.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 125: Touki Toussaint, the catcher rotation and more

Brad is joined by TC’s Gaurav Vedak to discuss Touki Toussaint’s upcoming debut, Dansby Swanson, the catching tandem, intriguing prospects, Ryan Flaherty and more.

Braves adopting all-hands-on-deck strategy with organization’s stockpile of top pitching prospects

Fox Sports’ Zach Dillard writes that the Braves are using an all-hands-on-deck strategy with the team’s stockpile of pitching prospects.

When standout pitching prospect Touki Toussaint makes his major-league debut this week, he will become the 12th pitcher to start a game for the Atlanta Braves in 2018. Of the 15 teams within shouting distance of playoff contention, only the Oakland A’s have used more starting pitchers (13) this season.

MLB News

Dodgers to move Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling to bullpen

With Kenley Jansen sidelined due to an irregular heartbeat, the Los Angeles Dodgers are shifting a couple of starters to a bullpen role.

Marlins to explore longterm deal with catcher J.T. Realmuto

The Miami Marlins are expected to explore a longterm deal with catcher J.T. Realmuto this offseason. If they can’t agree to terms then it is increasingly likely that the team will deal him before next season.