Atlanta Braves News
Shane Greene allowed a three-run home run to Tucker Barnhardt in the 10th inning of a 6-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. The Braves were held in check by Sonny Gray for most of the afternoon but Ronald Acuña Jr. tied things up in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer off of Amir Garrett. Atlanta splits the four-game series with the Reds and will begin a seven-game road trip on Monday in Minnesota.
The Braves will open a three-game series in Minnesota on Monday who will be without several key players due to injury. Both Byron Buxton and Michael Pineda were placed on the injured list Saturday and newly acquired reliever Sam Dyson was added on Sunday. Dyson is dealing with tendinitis in his right biceps.
Robinson Cano left Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh with a left hamstring strain. He is expected to undergo an MRI exam to determine the severity of the injury on Monday. Cano had been playing well for the surging Mets recording 10 hits over his last five games including a pair of doubles before he was injured in Sunday’s game.
The St. Louis Cardinals activated infielder Matt Carpenter from the injured list on Sunday. Carpenter has been on the injured list since the middle of July due to a foot contusion. Carpenter is hitting .215 with 10 home runs in 81 games this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies optioned third baseman Maikel Franco to Triple-A on Sunday. The team activated Brad Miller from the injured list to take Franco’s spot on the active roster. Scott Kingery will take over at third base for the Phillies.
The Washington Nationals placed infielder Howie Kendrick and newly acquired reliever Roenis Elias on the injured list prior to Sunday’s game. Both players are suffering from hamstring strains. Elias was acquired at the trade deadline from the Seattle Mariners but has pitched just 2/3 of an inning for the Nationals before going on the injured list.
Craig Mish reports that the Miami Marlins are preparing to call up top infield prospect Isan Diaz to make his Major League debut.