The Braves announced on Monday that they are claiming speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton off of waivers. This comes as a result of the injury to Ender Inciarte who is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury. While Hamilton is not much of a hitter, he is a terrific glove in centerfield and one of the fastest men in all of baseball. He has 18 steals this year in 23 tries.
Additionally, the club optioned Bryse Wilson back to AAA Gwinnett and placed Jacob Webb on the 60-day IL. Webb was one of the bright stars in the bullpen when most of the talk around the unit was negative. He was 4-0 with a 1.39 ERA in 32.1 innings pitched.
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