Braves make a multitude of roster moves ahead of series versus Reds

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After making a fairly prudent signing to bring back Shane Greene for a little over $1 million this season, his second extended stay in Atlanta is already over:

Chase actually talked about AJ Minter coming back yesterday, and while I didn’t expect it to be this soon, there was no doubt in my mind we would see Minter again in 2021. The key is building up his confidence and not throwing him into the fire immediately. Shane Greene posted an 8.47 ERA and a 1.824 WHIP over 17 innings with the Braves, and I actually predicted this exact outcome before Atlanta even signed him back in May:

AJ Minter has been unhittable lately, and there’s nothing left for him to show in Gwinnett. Over 7.2 innings pitched, batters went 0-22 against him, striking out ten times.

Regardless, I think the most important note here is that Eddie Rosario could be close to a return. The Braves still need help on offense, and Rosario is a career .778 OPS hitter who has received some MVP consideration. Out of all of the bats acquired at the deadline, Rosario has the most gap-to-gap and contact potential, something the Braves could use. With a fairly favorable schedule coming up, getting Rosario back and having AJ Minter pitch like he did in Gwinnett could help propel the Braves into first place for the first time all season.

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