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The Daily Chop: Minor League season gets underway, Sean Kazmar and more

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Minor League Baseball is back!

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After a way too long delay, Minor League Baseball returned Tuesday and naturally there was plenty of anticipation in the lead up to Opening Day. Our first minor league recap of the season will drop later this morning and will continue throughout the season. Garrett Spain spent the last couple of days previewing each of the Braves’ affiliates Opening Day roster and you can find all of our prospect coverage in our Minor League Hub.

If you are wondering about Atlanta’s top prospects, MLB Pipeline has a handy list of where every Braves prospect in their Top 30 list will begin the season. They also have a list of where every Top 100 prospect will begin the season.

Braves News

Huascar Ynoa did it all on the mound and at the plate to help the Braves snap a four-game skid with a 6-1 win over the Nationals.

Atlanta added another player to their bench Tuesday recalling infielder Sean Kazmar. The Braves had opened a spot Monday when they optioned Nate Jones to Gwinnett.

MLB News

MLB.com’s Will Leitch takes a closer look at seven teams whose start to the season is deceiving.

The Minnesota Twins will be without utilityman Luis Arraez who was placed on the seven-day concussion list Tuesday. Arraez suffered the injury Monday on an awkward slide at the plate against the Rangers.

With Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez both injured, the Chicago White Sox are in need of some outfield depth. They signed Brian Goodwin to a minor-league deal Tuesday and will pay him $1 million if he is added to the 40-man roster. Goodwin opted out of his deal with the Pirates Monday.

The St. Louis Cardinals placed reliever Jordan Hicks on the 10-day injured list due to elbow inflammation. Hicks exited Saturday’s game early and underwent an MRI exam earlier this week.

The San Francisco Giants placed second baseman Tommy La Stella on the injured list due to a left hamstring strain.

Nico Hoerner was involved in a scary collision with teammate Ian Happ Sunday and hit the injured list Tuesday due to a forearm strain. Happ is dealing with a rib contusion but passed through concussion protocols without issue.