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Braves get encouraging injury news on Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley

Braves get encouraging injury news on Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports The Braves have been wrecked by injuries over the last month, losing Nick Markakis, Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley and Ender Inciarte in the blink of an eye. While Markakis is still a few weeks away from returning and Inciarte is expected to miss at least a month with a hamstring strain, the Braves did get encouraging news on Swanson and Riley on Saturday afternoon. Swanson, who was seen working out prior to Friday’s game, took infield practice on Saturday and is “amping up” his activities. The young shortstop has not played since July 23 as he attempts to...
TalkingChop Aug 16, 2019
Braves sign Adeiny Hechavarria, option Johan Camargo and Adam Duvall per report

Braves sign Adeiny Hechavarria, option Johan Camargo and Adam Duvall per report

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports The Braves are reshuffling their roster to improve their infield defense. Sources indicate that the Braves have signed veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, according to Mark Bowman. A source says the Braves have signed SS Adeiny Hechavarria. Camargo and Duvall have both been optioned to Gwinnett. Bryse Wilson has been recalled.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 16, 2019 Atlanta has struggled to adequately fill its shortstop vacancy with Dansby Swanson injured, and today signed Hechavarria in an effort to mitigate the defensive blunders that have been...
TalkingChop Aug 14, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson injury updates and more

Atlanta Braves News: Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson injury updates and more

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Braves get good news on Austin Riley but Dansby Swanson’s status remains uncertain. Atlanta Braves News Max Fried, Ronald Acuña Jr. cool off Mets with a 5-3 win Max Fried allowed just one run over six innings while Ronald Acuña Jr. launched his 34th home run of the season to help the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win over the New York Mets. Atlanta has a six-game lead over the Nationals in the NL East and pushed their lead over New York to nine games with Tuesday’s win. Could Ronald Acuña, Jr. win MVP? With a 30-30 season a virtual certainty and with 40-40 in...
TalkingChop Aug 13, 2019
Matt Joyce, Brian McCann in Lineup while Mets Seem Pleased with Platooning

Matt Joyce, Brian McCann in Lineup while Mets Seem Pleased with Platooning

Photo by Mark Brown/ In the absence of legit options, go with logic. The #Braves are back home at @SunTrustPark tonight at 7:20!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/Ut5Queymcf— Atlañta Braves (@Braves) August 13, 2019 Now is when Brian Snitker gets to earn his paycheck. It seems reality has set in a bit for the Braves when it comes to their lineup options in the absence of Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley, and Nick Markakis. Adam Duvall’s initial hot streak out of the gate delayed the inevitable for a bit, but his return to reality has helped make things clear for the Braves. The honest...
Tomahawk Take Aug 13, 2019

Atlanta Braves: Dansby Swanson update and what if his injury lingers

The Atlanta Braves have been without their starting shortstop since July 24 and his return is not imminent, which could play a factor down the stretch and into the postseason. This was supposed to be the breakout season for Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, and in a way it has been, but this latest injury […] Atlanta Braves: Dansby Swanson update and what if his injury lingers - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Aug 11, 2019
TC Podcast (Ep. 179): Solid results, woeful bullpen

TC Podcast (Ep. 179): Solid results, woeful bullpen

Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire via Good evening, friends. The Atlanta Braves had a busy week at the office and the Talking Chop Podcast is here to examine the twists and turns. TC’s own Scott Coleman joins us for Episode 179 and topics for the show include the following: Farewell, Kevin Gausman. We hardly knew ye. Austin Riley’s injury, Dansby Swanson’s continuing absence and how the Braves are handling both situations Welcoming Lucas Duda back into the fold, even if on the margins The bullpen is an issue Really, the bullpen is an issue Breaking down the week that was,...
TalkingChop Aug 10, 2019
Acuña Jr. leads Braves into game three

Acuña Jr. leads Braves into game three

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The offense is currently en fuego. The Braves will be back at it today to face off against the last place Marlins. Atlanta will use what has become a familiar lineup in the absence of Nick Markakis and Dansby Swanson today against Sandy Alcantara. Here is how the Braves will roll out today: Saturday night Braves baseball in Miami!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/uthJluLBou— Atlañta Braves (@Braves) August 10, 2019 The Marlins are looking to regain their offense that was present in the first game of this series when they couldn’t stop scoring. Thankfully,...
TalkingChop Aug 8, 2019
Culberson, McCann Start for Braves, Prado in Lineup for Marlins

Culberson, McCann Start for Braves, Prado in Lineup for Marlins

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ McCluctherson could be a dependeable duo for the Braves in the near future. Perhaps the writing on the wall is finally coming into focus for Brian Snitker. With Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley, and Nick Markakis likely unavailable for an extended time frame and an inconsistent pitching staff, Snitker has to put a priority on offense production to make the Braves lineup as potent as possible. Thankfully, in terms of shortstop and catcher, Brian McCann and Charlie Culberson have made that decision pretty easy for the skipper. McClutcherson has combined to produce...
TalkingChop Aug 7, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Dansby Swanson update, Players’ Weekend and more

Atlanta Braves News: Dansby Swanson update, Players’ Weekend and more

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB via Atlanta is unsure when Swanson will be able to return. Atlanta Braves News Acuña, Albies spark offense in 12-7 win over Twins The Braves pounded out 16 hits to help capture a much-needed win over the Minnesota Twins. The two teams will square off again in the rubber match of the series on Wednesday. Braves still unsure when Dansby Swanson will return When Dansby Swanson went on the injured list with a bruised heel the thinking was that he would be ready to return as soon as eligible. Well that didn’t turn out to be the case as Swanson continues to...
TalkingChop Aug 6, 2019
Charlie Culberson starts at short for Braves against Twins

Charlie Culberson starts at short for Braves against Twins

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Culberson gets rare start. Mike Foltynewicz returns to the Braves rotation Tuesday night when they continue their series against the Minnesota Twins. For the Braves, Charlie Culberson gets a rare start at shortstop replacing Johan Camargo who has struggled during his stint replacing Dansby Swanson. Camargo is just 5-for-43 in the 12 games since Swanson went on the injured list. Matt Joyce gets his second straight start as the team’s DH while Brian McCann will catch for the second straight night and hit fifth. Here's how the #Braves will line up tonight...
TalkingChop Aug 6, 2019
Will the Braves demote Johan Camargo or Austin Riley?

Will the Braves demote Johan Camargo or Austin Riley?

Photo by Mike Zarrilli/ With Dansby Swanson coming back from injury soon, the Braves will be tasked with an interesting decision. The Braves may be forced to send down to Triple-A a player who, at some point, was thought to be a central cog of the team. Unless another unfortunate injury to a position player occurs in the next few days before Dansby Swanson returns from the Injured List, the Braves will likely send either Johan Camargo or Austin Riley to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Swanson on the active roster. (Note: Ender Inciarte was removed from Monday’s game, but it was said...
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Dansby Swanson update, Ronald Acuña Jr. chasing milestones

Atlanta Braves News: Dansby Swanson update, Ronald Acuña Jr. chasing milestones

Photo by Mike Zarrilli/ News and notes for the Braves and the rest of Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves News Dansby Swanson likely to require a rehab stint before returning The Braves hoped tot have Dansby Swanson back on the active roster on Saturday but lingering soreness in his heel will push his return off a few more days. It is likely now that Swanson will need a brief Minor League rehab stint before returning. Acuna chasing rare 40-40 season Ronald Acuña Jr. is in striking distance of the rare 40-40 club. He is currently sitting on 26 home runs and 25 stolen bases. It has...
TalkingChop Aug 3, 2019
Dansby Swanson likely to require a rehab stint before returning

Dansby Swanson likely to require a rehab stint before returning

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Swanson dealing with continued soreness in his heel. Dansby Swanson is still dealing with some soreness in his heel and will likely require a brief rehab stint in the minors before he is ready to return. Braves manager Brian Snitker told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman on Saturday that the longer Swanson is out, the better the chance that he will need to play in a Minor League rehab game. “The longer we wait, he’s probably going to have to test it out in a game before we put him out there just to make sure,” Snitker said. The Braves had originally hoped that...
TalkingChop Jul 30, 2019
Braves News: Division lead trimmed in loss to Washington

Braves News: Division lead trimmed in loss to Washington

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Braves walked their way into a big loss on Monday. BRAVES NEWS Out of control: Braves walk 10 on their way to 6-3 loss The Braves were victimized by walks on Monday, losing to the Nationals in a game that was very reminiscent of some bad bullpen performances a season ago. Atlanta walked ten Washington batters en route to a 6-3 loss, which was highlighted by an Anthony Rendon grand slam off Chad Sobotka in the sixth inning. Dansby Swanson progressing in return from heel injury The Braves may soon replenish some of their missing depth, as starting...
TalkingChop Jul 29, 2019
Dansby Swanson progressing in return from heel injury

Dansby Swanson progressing in return from heel injury

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Braves are hopeful that Swanson will be ready to return soon. Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is progressing in his return from a heel injury and the team is hopeful that he will be ready to go when he is eligible to come off the injured list on August 3 against the Reds. Swanson did pregame work on the field in Washington prior to Monday’s series opener against the Nationals per The Athletic’s David O’Brien. #Braves' Swanson is moving around well, showing no lingering signs of soreness in his foot, did pregame work on field. Snitker said...

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