The Braves made a series of procedural moves on Saturday to begin the offseason, beginning with selecting the contracts of Alan Rangel and Travis Demeritte to the 40-man roster. Stars Mike Soroka and Ronald Acuna Jr. were also activated from the 60-day IL in what is more of a procedural offseason move than anything meaningful regarding their recoveries.
The #Braves today selected RHP Alan Rangel and OF Travis Demeritte to the major league roster, and reinstated RHP Mike Soroka and OF Ronald Acuña Jr. from the 60-day injured list.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 6, 2021
Additionally, the club released journeyman reliever Grant Dayton and declined the option of Josh Tomlin. Neither of these moves are surprising, given that Dayton and Tomlin weren’t particularly effective when healthy this season and would have had to be on the 40-man roster in order to be retained. I’m sure Dayton and Tomlin will be happy with a championship ring from your 2021 World Champion Atlanta Braves as a farewell present. Finally, postseason baserunner extraordinaire Terrance Gore was outrighted to Gwinnett after his legendary singular pinch-running appearance in the postseason with no plate appearances.
The club also released LHP Grant Dayton, outrighted OF Terrance Gore to Gwinnett, and declined the 2022 option on RHP Josh Tomlin.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 6, 2021