Atlanta Braves News
Austin Riley, Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman all homered as the Braves scored 10 unanswered runs to come from behind to defeat the Pirates 12-5.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that the Braves and Yankees are the favorites to land free agent starter Dallas Keuchel. Feinsand followed up a bit later saying that the Yankees are probably the clear favorite but as we know, situations like this one can change quickly so this is worth monitoring.
The Braves added eight more players on Day 2 of the 2019 MLB Draft. For complete coverage, be sure to check out our MLB Draft section. Below are some highlights from Day 2.
- Third Round - Michael Harris
- Fourth Round - Kasey Kalich
- Fifth Round - Stephen Paolini
- Day 2 Draft Tracker
The Draft will conclude on Wednesday with rounds 11-40. Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET and can be seen on MLB.com.
The worst news for Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies. An MRI exam revealed that McCutchen has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the 2019 season. McCutchen suffered the injury while trying to elude a tag in a run down in Monday’s game against the Padres.
Knee issues forced Miguel Cabrera out of the lineup during last weekend’s series in Atlanta. He received a measure of good news on Tuesday in that he can return to the lineup but will be limited to DH duties. An MRI revealed a chronic condition in Cabrera’s knee, and while surgery was discussed, it was ultimately decided that treating the issue on a day-to-day bases was the best course of action.
The New York Mets activated Jeff McNeil on Tuesday and could be close to getting some more reinforcements back soon. The Mets said that Robinson Cano, Justin Wilson Brandon Nimmo and Dominic Smith are progressing from their various injuries and could all be back soon.