Atlanta Braves News
Ozzie Albies hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. Atlanta recorded just three hits in the game but two left the ballpark while Max Fried turned in a solid performance on the mound.
We have almost reached the midpoint of the season and the Braves’ playoff odds look considerably different after a torrid June.
Sean Newcomb was activated from the 7-day concussion list on Tuesday and threw a pair of scoreless innings against the Cubs. Chad Sobotka was returned to Gwinnett.
Alex Wood has yet to throw a pitch for the Reds in 2019 and will have to wait a bit longer now. Wood felt some soreness while stretching recently and will see a doctor for a follow up appointment. He has been out all season due to back issues and had been scheduled to make his first rehab start Thursday.
Looking for answers for their struggling bullpen, the Washington Nationals have selected the contracts of veteran relievers Jonny Venters and Fernando Rodney.
The Yankees announced Tuesday that they designated DH Kendrys Morales for assignment. Morales’ roster spot was in jeopardy after the return of Didi Gregorius and the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion.