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The Daily Chop: Max Fried, Chris Martin updates, Thursday’s pitching plans and more

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Fried and Martin could return as early as next week.

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In his pregame media session Tuesday, Brian Snitker provided another update on a pair of injured Braves’ hurlers. Max Fried is currently scheduled to throw a live BP session on Thursday and if all goes well, will be activated to start on Tuesday or Wednesday in Washington against the Nationals. Snitker said that Chris Martin is scheduled to throw another bullpen sometime this week and will then likely work in a pair of sim games at the alternate site. He could be activated at some point next week.

The Braves haven’t listed a starter for Thursday’s series finale against the Cubs and Snitker wasn’t ready to do so on Tuesday either. He did say that they would go with someone who is currently on the roster which means that in all likelihood, it will be some sort of bullpen game. Snitker added that they would probably wait until the conclusion of Wednesday’s game before announcing their plan for Thursday.

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MLB News

Major League Baseball doesn’t have any plans to expand any time soon but commissioner Rob Manfred said during an interview earlier this week that expansion fees could rise into the $2.2 billion range.

The White Sox placed outfielder Luis Robert on the injured list Tuesday after he reported having flu-like symptoms to the team’s medical staff Monday night.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a tendon strain in his right foot.

The New York Yankees traded outfielder Mike Tauchman to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for lefty reliever Wandy Peralta and a player to be named later.

The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Patrick Weigel to the majors Tuesday and he will work out of the bullpen for now. The Brewers acquired Weigel and Chad Sobotka from the Braves in exchange for Orlando Arcia earlier this month.

Finally, former Braves reliever Jerry Blevins announced his retirement Tuesday. Blevins sat out the 2020 season and was attempting a comeback with the Mets but elected to call it quits after a short stay at the team’s alternate site. Blevins enjoyed a 13-year career with the A’s, Nationals, Mets and Braves.