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Braves News: Offensive slump continues, injury updates and more

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Brandon McCarthy could be back with the Braves in September.

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves’ bats held in check in 3-1 loss to Marlins

The Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight game Saturday night falling to the Marlins 3-1. Anibal Sanchez exited the game in the sixth inning due to tightness in his right hamstring. Atlanta’s lone run came on a long ninth inning home run by Dansby Swanson. Luckily, the Braves maintain their three-game advantage in the NL East thanks to another loss by the Phillies.

Four rehabbing relievers making progress, should rejoin Braves soon

Brandon McCarthy and Peter Moylan began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday while Shane Carle and Arodys Vizcaino could be right behind them. McCarthy, who has been on the disabled list due to tendinitis in his knee, will be utilized as a reliever when he returns. Carle is expected to throw a live BP session on Sunday and could head out on a rehab assignment next week.

MLB News

Blue Jays designate Jaime Garcia for assignment

The Toronto Blue Jays designated left-hander Jaime Garcia for assignment on Sunday after he posted a 5.93 ERA in 25 appearances this season. Garcia had been pitching out of the bullpen since returning from a DL stint in mid-July.

Marlins Reportedly Pulled Dan Straily Off Revocable Waivers

The Miami Marlins reportedly pulled right-hander Dan Straily off of revocable waivers on Sunday after he was claimed by an unknown team.

Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner Clear Waivers

The Baltimore Orioles got pitchers Alex Cobb and Andrew Cashner through trade waivers successfully and both are now eligible to be traded to any team for the remainder of the season.

Blue Jays not expecting Troy Tulowitzki to play this season

Toronto manager John Gibbons told reporters on Saturday that it is unlikely that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will return this season. Tulowitzki hasn’t played in the majors since July of 2017. He underwent surgery in April to remove bone spurs from both heels.