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The Daily Chop: Loss to Reds, Roster moves, Fried return, and more

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The Braves were busy (and very late) announcing all sorts of roster moves on Thursday.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves fell to the Reds on Thursday after what became a very busy day on the transaction wire. Those moves included the promotion of right-hander Jesse Chavez to Atlanta, which speaks to the limited depth that the Braves have at their disposal. I wrote yesterday about the possibility of Atlanta adding an outfield bat, but even with the paltry lineup that is currently being deployed, the greater needs may exist in both the rotation and bullpen. The Braves need many things, but health may be their greatest ally at this point given that it would be nearly impossible for Alex Anthopoulos to fill this many needs through trade.

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Braves unable to manage clutch hits, fall to Reds 5-3

The Braves could not find the hits the needed to beat the Reds. Their bullpen game was actually reasonably successful until, inevitably, Luke Jackson allowed two runs in the seventh inning. Jackson was the best Atlanta reliever to date, so naturally he imploded on a night that saw multiple volatile arms come through.

Braves welcome Jesse Chavez and Tanner Roark, option Tice and Wright, place Jackson and Davidson on 60-day IL

The Braves were busy adjusting their roster on Thursday, adding two veteran right-handers while optioning two young right-handers. Unfortunately, the club had to move Alex Jackson and Tucker Davidson to the 60-day IL, which was somewhat surprising given how little information was shared with regards to Davidson’s injury.

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Acuña (back) day to day; Morton to get rest

The Braves can really ill-afford to have Acuna sidelined at all. Hopefully his day-to-day status is accurate and the phenom can rejoin the lineup this weekend.

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