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Braves News: Late heroics, Stadium name, Langeliers, and more

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BRAVES NEWS

Ozzie Albies has Pirates singin’ the blues with walk-off double as Braves win 8-7

The Braves got big hits from Austin Riley, who homered in the ninth inning to tie the game, and Ozzie Albies, who doubled in the 11th inning to score Riley and walk-off the Pirates for an 8-7 win. Mike Soroka was unusually hittable, but the offense was good enough to overcome his hiccup to overtake the Phillies for sole possession of first place in the NL East.

SunTrust Park will eventually bear ‘Truist’ moniker due to bank merger

The merger of banking giants SunTrust and BB&T has created some discussion around the Braves due to the naming rights to their stadium, SunTrust Park, being in question. On Wednesday those questions were answered in a sense, as “Truist” was announced as the name of the bank. The Braves will apparently be saddled with that moniker on their ballpark, according to reports.

As you may know, the Braves’ current ballpark is named SunTrust Park, which doesn’t reflect the franchise’s unyielding faith in our solar system’s star, but rather the name of one of the 20 largest bank holding companies in the United States. However, that bank holding company merged with another large bank holding company, and today they’ve chosen a new name, as reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Braves sign No. 9 pick Shea Langeliers

The Braves officially announced the signing of first-round pick Shea Langeliers on Wednesday.

The Braves officially signed Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers on Wednesday. The deal is reportedly for $4 million, which is below the full-slot value of $4.95 million for the No. 9 overall pick in the MLB Draft.

2019 MLB Power Rankings: Kimbrel and Keuchel finally find teams

NBC Sports Chicago gives their take after the signings of Craig Kimbrel with the Cubs and Dallas Keuchel with the Braves. Atlanta checks in surprisingly, though deservedly, high on their power rankings.

MLB NEWS

Padres option Chris Paddack to Class A

One of the main competitors in the NL Rookie of the Year race is headed to Single-A as the Padres look to limit his workload.

Sources: Tigers open to dealing big-name vets

One of the bottom feeders best equipped to sell is open to dealing from their areas of strength. Could Atlanta be a possible destination?