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Braves place Ender Inciarte, Sean Newcomb on injured list in flurry of roster moves

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Sean Kazmar, Bryse Wilson and Jesse Biddle have been added to the active roster

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The Atlanta Braves announced several roster moves in advance of Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. The team recalled right-hander Bryse Wilson and selected the contracts of infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. and left-hander Jesse Biddle. The team placed Ender Inciarte and Sean Newcomb on the 10-day injured list and optioned Kyle Wright back to the alternate training site. Ozzie Albies, who also left Friday’s game after he was hit by a pitch, avoided is dinged up but avoided the injured list for now.

Snitker declined to elaborate on Newcomb being placed on the injured list which usually means that it is a COVID-19 situation. Inciarte suffered a strained left hamstring while running the bases in Friday’s win over the Cubs.

Snitker was overjoyed to deliver the news to Kazmar who has not appeared in the majors since 2008 and has been a part of the Braves’ organization for a long time. He pointed to Kazmar’s ability to play multiple positions as something that the team needs currently with just three true outfielders on the roster.