Atlanta Braves News
Offensive woes continued for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Mike Soroka allowed two runs in the first inning but then held them at bay for the next five innings. A double by Ozzie Albies in the seventh brought home Atlanta’s only run. They will look to salvage a split in the series Wednesday night with Mike Foltynewicz on the mound.
Brian Snitker is pleased with the rehab stints of Austin Riley and Darren O’Day who is yet to throw a pitch in the major leagues since being acquired at last season’s trade deadline. Riley went 2-for-5 with Gwinnett on Monday and appears to be moving well. He could return to Atlanta when the rosters expand over the weekend. O’Day made his season debut August 23 throwing a scoreless inning in the Gulf Coast League. He was moved to Florida on Tuesday and is expected to join Gwinnett later this week.
Gwinnett manager Damon Berryhill was named Manager of the Year for the International League on Tuesday. Stripers’ outfielder Adam Duvall was also chosen as an International League postseason All-Star for his performance at Triple-A this season.
The Braves released veteran first baseman Lucas Duda earlier this week from Triple-A Gwinnett. Duda signed a minor league pact with the club back on August 5 but hit just .140/.235/.211 in 68 plate appearances for the Stripers.
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Jose Ramirez underwent surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his right wrist on Monday. He is expected to miss 5-7 weeks but the Indians are hopeful that he will be able to return in time for the postseason.
Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the 2019 season. Manager Torey Lovullo did not announce the specifics of his injury or a timeline for him resuming baseball activities.
A change in ownership may be on the horizon for the Kansas City Royals as owner David Glass is reportedly negotiating to sell the team to local businessman John Sherman for more than $1 billion. Sherman is currently a minority owner of the Cleveland Indians but would divest himself of his share if the sale of the Royals goes through.
The San Francisco Giants released infielder Scooter Gennett on Tuesday just weeks after acquiring him at the trade deadline.