Atlanta Braves News
The Atlanta Braves got multi-homer games from Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson along with another by Ronald Acuña Jr. but it wasn’t enough to overcome Julio Teheran’s worst start of the season in a 10-8 setback to the New York Mets.
The Braves are standing by Johan Camargo at least for now despite his struggles. There was a moment when it appeared that Camargo could have ended up being the odd man out and shipped to Triple-A but injuries to Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley changed that thinking. Still, Camargo has struggled going 9-for-57 while filling in for Swanson.
Swanson worked out on the field again with third base coach Ron Washington prior to Thursday’s game but has yet to run the bases or participate in other baseball related drills. Austin Riley is also progressing in his return from a knee injury. Brian Snitker told the AJC’s Gabriel Burns on Thursday that the swelling in Riley’s injured knee is going down and that they hope he will be ready to play in some minor league games in a couple of weeks.
Mike Foltynewicz and Max Fried are two of the biggest x-factors the Atlanta Braves have for the stretch run of the 2019 season.
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While earlier reports suggest that the Marlins are planning to move on from manager Don Mattingly after the season, he at least is hoping that he will be allowed to return to his post in 2020. Mattingly’s contract will expire at the end of the season and Marlins owner Derek Jeter recently acknowledged that his future is something they will have to discuss “sooner rather than later.”
Diamondbacks’ lefty Robbie Ray hit the injured list on Thursday due to back spasms. Ray exited his start on Wednesday against the Rockies in the third inning.
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins was hit by a pitch in the hand Thursday night and had x-rays following the game. The expectation is that he will be alright going forward but there has been no official announcement on his status.
After hearing his name mentioned in trade rumors through the July 31 trade deadline, Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers are exploring a possible extension for the veteran left-hander. Preliminary talks are said to have taken place with more substantive negotiations likely to come during the offseason.