The Braves finally won a series in the second half of the season thanks to Ozzie Albies‘ heroics in the 8th inning, which triggered a flurry of roster moves.
The #Braves today acquired RHP Yonny Chirinos off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays and designated RHP Seth Elledge for assignment. Additionally, the club optioned RHP Michael Soroka to Triple-A Gwinnett following today’s game.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 23, 2023
I’m not sure what this means for the Braves starters next week. Soroka hasn’t been outstanding, but he’s looked much better in his second stint with the team, and I would expect him to start next week. However, it is possible Chirinos takes his spot in the rotation. He’s served as an opener and started four games for the Rays this season.
The Braves also re-signed Danny Young to a minor-league pact.
the Braves have signed Yonny Chirinos and have re-signed Danny Young pic.twitter.com/6jnm9fwpjn
— Kevin Keneely (@KevinKeneely1) July 23, 2023
Beyond that, the Braves announced rehabilitation assignments for Max Fried and A.J. Minter. Fried will start on Wednesday, which will likely be his last appearance on the farm before he returns to the Braves. Minter’s rehab assignment is scheduled to begin on Tuesday.
Fried will make what is likely his last rehab start on Wednesday in Jacksonville.
Minter will begin his rehab assignment on Tuesday in Jacksonville.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 23, 2023
With so many guys out, expect this to be the norm over the next couple of weeks. The Braves have a lot of decisions to make with the trade deadline looming, so this chaos is only just beginning.
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