clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Braves News: Winning streak snapped, Kurt Suzuki return and more

New, 7 comments

The Braves will try to start a new winning streak on Saturday.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News

Braves run into a brick wall against the Marlins and lose 1-0

Mike Foltynewicz turned in another strong performance but Atlanta’s offense fell silent in a 1-0 loss to the Marlins. The Braves managed just three hits in the game and saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

Examining the Braves’ roster expansion candidates

The Braves could receive a significant boost in September when rosters expand. Here is a look at the very likely to the complete wildcards that we could see next month.

Kurt Suzuki will return to Braves lineup Saturday

Kurt Suzuki is scheduled to return to the Braves’ lineup on Saturday after being hit by a pitch in his elbow earlier this week in Pittsburgh.

“He’s fine,” Snitker said. “Did everything today, could’ve pinch-hit (Thursday). Probably could’ve played him today, but we’ll give him one more and get him back out there tomorrow.”

Braves retain Ryan Flaherty, who could return in September

Atlanta outrighted infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. He was designated for assignment by the team on Monday to open up a spot for Bryse Wilson.

“I’m very happy,” manager Brian Snitker said. “He’s meant a lot to us. He’s brought a lot to this team. He was good for us in the beginning. He’s a great guy in that clubhouse. They loved him. He was a great teammate, ultimate pro. So if you can keep guys like that around, that’s a good thing.”

MLB News

Reds pull Matt Harvey, Billy Hamilton off revocable waivers.

The Cincinnati Reds pulled Matt Harvey and Billy Hamilton off of revocable waivers on Friday. Both will be sticking with Cincinnati for at least the remainder of the season. The Milwaukee Brewers put in a claim on Matt Harvey but the two sides were unable to work out a deal. An unknown team claimed Hamilton but Reds elected to hang on to him.

Mark Trumbo Weighing Knee Surgery

Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo is leaning towards having season-ending knee surgery. he is expected to receive another outside medical opinion but a decision should be coming soon.

Buster Posey to be sidelined “six-plus months” due to hip surgery

Giants’ catcher Buster Posey will undergo hip surgery and is expected to be out at least six months.

Mallex Smith hospitalized with viral infection

Rays’ outfielder Mallex Smith was hospitalized before Friday’s game due to a viral infection. The nature of the infection is unknown, but it isn’t believed to be serious.