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Braves News: Austin Riley’s time, Folty struggles again, O’Day throwing and more

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The time may be now for Austin Riley.

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Atlanta Braves News

Austin Riley will be getting promoted to the Atlanta Braves, per report

Wednesday could be a memorable day as the Braves have reportedly brought Austin Riley to Atlanta with the expectation that he will be added to the major league roster. Ender Inciarte left Tuesday’s game with lower back pain which could open the door for Riley’s debut.

Folty Falters, Bats Struggle as Cards beat Braves 14-3

Mike Foltynewicz got battered again as the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Braves a lopsided 14-3 loss on Tuesday snapping a modest three-game winning streak in the process. Folty was tagged for eight runs in just 4 2/3 innings and allowed three home runs.

Darren O’Day begins ‘ascent’ to potential return

Braves’ reliever Darren O’Day has begun playing catch again and hopes that this is the start of his road back to Atlanta’s bullpen according to the AJC’s Gabriel Burns. Brian Snitker told reporters on Tuesday that O’Day had been cleared to begin a throwing program. Barring any setbacks, O’Day is still likely weeks away from returning.

Parsons and Biddle return, Blevins Designated for Assignment

The Braves made some roster moves on Tuesday as well adding Jesse Biddle and Wes Parsons to the bullpen while designating veteran Jerry Blevins for assignment. Parsons threw three scoreless innings in Tuesday’s blow out loss but Biddle was not impressive allowing four hits and three runs in just a third of an inning.

MLB Draft

FanGraphs Mock Draft 2.0

FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel have released their second mock draft over at FanGraphs. They project Arizona State outfielder Hunter Bishop to the Braves at No. 9 and high school right-hander Quinn Priester to Atlanta at No. 21.

Scouting Report on 2019 MLB Draft prospect RHP Daniel Espino

An excellent and in-depth scouting report on high-school right hander Daniel Espino.

Ten Candidates for the 21st pick in the 2019 MLB Draft for the Atlanta Braves

Here is a look at 10 potential candidates that the Braves could select with the 21st pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.

2019 MLB Draft: JUCO Players - Pitchers Part Deux

Also, part two of our look at the top Junior College Draft prospects for 2019.

MLB News

Yankees Acquire Kendrys Morales

The New York Yankees acquired first baseman Kendry Morales from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for cash or a player to be named later. Morales had been designated for assignment by Oakland on Monday.

Brewers Promote Keston Hiura

The Milwaukee Brewers promoted top prospect Keston Hiura on Tuesday. He went 2-for-3 at the plate in a 6-1 win over the Phillies in his debut.

MLB Places Julio Urias On Administrative Leave Following Arrest

Major League Baseball placed Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias on seven-day administrative leave after he was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. Being placed on leave is standard procedure and allows the commissioner’s office time tot gather facts surrounding the incident.