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Braves News: Dansby Swanson continues to surge, MLB Draft and more

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Swanson homered again on Sunday.

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves prevail in battle of crazy eighths, take series with 7-4 win

Dansby Swanson homered for the second straight game while Freddie Freeman put the Braves in front for good with an eighth inning double to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers. Atlanta takes the series and wraps up their brief homestand with a 2-3 record.

Austin Riley feeling more comfortable in the outfield

Austin Riley is just 17 games into his rookie season and tells the AJC’s Gabe Burns that he is feeling more comfortable in left field.

“(I’m feeling) A lot better (in left),” Riley said. “At first I didn’t get many balls, but as more balls were hit — there’s no ball that’s the same out there. It’s a learning curve. The balls in the light, me and (Ronald) Acuna have to communicate. I’ve just learned to let him take over and if he’s looking at me, I’m going to go get it. He’ll get everything else. But I’ve grown more and more comfortable.”

MLB Draft

2019 MLB Draft: Braves have three picks among first two rounds

The Atlanta Braves will be involved early on with three picks in the first two rounds of the 2019 MLB Draft. Here is a closer look at the complete draft order for the event.

2019 MLB Draft: Braves have sixth largest bonus pool for upcoming draft

The Braves will have the sixth largest bonus pool to work with in the Draft. Here is a look at each team’s bonus pool allotment.

MLB News

Phillies Acquire Jay Bruce

The Phillies have officially acquired veteran outfielder Jay Bruce from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league infielder Jake Scheiner. Philadelphia will also receive approximately $18 million to cover the majority of Bruce’s remaining salary.

Rodney signs Minors deal with Nats

Righty reliever Fernando Rodney has a new home after agreeing to a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals. Rodney was released by Oakland on May 25 after posting a 9.42 ERA in 14 1/3 innings.

Brewers Place Jhoulys Chacin On 10-Day Injured List

The injury woes continue for the Milwaukee Brewers who placed right-hander Jhoulys Chacin on the injured list due to a lower back strain. He joins lefty Gio Gonzalez who was placed on the injured list Saturday due to a dead arm.