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Braves News: Dallas Keuchel set to debut, prospect discussion and more

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All signs point to Keuchel making his debut Friday in Washington.

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves option Huascar Ynoa back to Triple-A, open roster spot for Dallas Keuchel

The Atlanta Braves optioned right-handed Huascar Ynoa following Wednesday’s win over the Mets opening the door for Dallas Keuchel to be added to the active roster.

On Keuchel, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman writes that he is joining the Braves at a good time as the team is playing it’s best baseball of the season.

Road to Atlanta Podcast: Listener mailbag with lots of Braves rookie/short season ball talk

In this week’s episode of Road to Atlanta, we take a step back and take some listener questions as we wait for short-season ball to get fully underway. We discussed plenty of the Braves top prospects including what the near-term futures are for Drew Waters and Cristian Pache, how the 2018 draft class is doing, updating our outlook on Kolby Allard, and discussing some guys whose outlook has diminished this season (if only temporarily).

Jacob Webb is Seizing the (O’)Day

The bullpen has been a work in progress for the Atlanta Braves so far this season but Jacob Webb has been a pleasant surprise.

Fan confidence continues to climb for the Atlanta Braves

This week’s FanPulse voting results show that confidence in the direction of the Braves is at a season high after an 8-2 homestand that saw them open up a four game lead in the East. There is still time if you are interested in taking part in our weekly FanPulse voting.

MLB News

Mets dismiss Eiland, name Regan in interim

The New York Mets elected to shake up their coaching staff on Thursday as both pitching coach Dave Eliand and bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez were relieved of their duties. Eighty two year old Phil Regan will take over as the interim pitching coach while Ricky Bones will take over as bullpen coach.

Yankees To Activate Aaron Judge On Friday

More reinforcements are on the way for the New York Yankees who will activate Aaron Judge from the injured list on Friday. Judge has been out since April 21 when he suffered an oblique injury.

MLB Authorizes Rays To Explore Montreal Season Split

Perhaps the biggest news of the day. Major League Baseball granted authorization for the Tampa Bay Rays to explore the possibility of becoming a two-city franchise. That approval would allow the team to explore a situation where they would split home games between Florida and Montreal. However, St Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has said that the city will not authorize talks with Montreal. So this saga could be over before it ever really got started.

Nats to extend protective netting over break

The Washington Nationals announced on Thursday that they will install protective netting from foul pole to foul pole during the All-Star break.