Braves add Kramer Robertson to their 40-man roster

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Over the weekend, the Braves announced they had claimed Cardinals infielder Kramer Robertson on waivers and optioned him to AAA Gwinnett. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, they moved Eddie Rosario to the 60-day IL.

Moving Rosario to the 60-day IL was strictly procedural. He was always unlikely to return before the All-Star break.

Robertson gives the Braves more organizational depth in the middle infield. Hopefully, he won’t be needed, but he has put up some intriguing numbers in AAA over the last two seasons. He hit just .220 for Memphis this year over 38 games; however, he still had a .398 OBP, thanks to 33 walks. Robertson also flashed some pop with five homers.

Robertson was actually at LSU at the same time I was, and the best way to describe him is a poor man’s Dansby Swanson. He’s a gritty player that can play all over the infield and does the little things that help teams win games, but I’m not sure he quite has the talent to ever make it as an everyday player in the majors.

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