Atlanta Braves News
The Atlanta Braves homered three times including a career-best 35th by Freddie Freeman in a come from behind 9-5 win over the New York Mets. Atlanta has now won seven straight games and will go for a series sweep on Sunday.
The Braves made it official on Saturday adding veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli on a major league deal. Atlanta returned catcher Alex Jackson to Gwinnett to make room on the active roster. Cervelli wasted no time making an impact going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs in Saturday’s win in New York.
Things are going just as the Braves hoped for Johan Camargo who is hitting .433 in seven games with Gwinnett.
The Mets activated infielder Jeff McNeal prior to Saturday’s game against Atlanta and designated outfielder Aaron Altherr for assignment. Altherr began the season with the Phillies and also had a stint with the Giants before landing with New York.
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo Tommy John surgery ending his 2019 season and further puts his availability in 2020 in question. Sandoval was originally placed on the injured list back on August 14 for bone chips in his elbow. However, the injury turned out to be much more serious.