Ahead of their series against the Pirates, the Braves made a roster move, but it wasn’t the one everyone was hoping for. Ehire Adrianza has been activated from the injured list. In a corresponding move, Ryan Goins has been designated for assignment.
The #Braves today returned INF Ehire Adrianza from his major league rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the roster, the club designated INF Ryan Goins for assignment.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 22, 2022
Given the Braves chose to start Ozuna yesterday, I’m not surprised at all that they elected to designate Ryan Goins for assignment instead.
A DUI isn’t something players should be released over, but when there is a pattern of unacceptable behavior combined with his below-average production, there’s no reason Ozuna should still be on the 26-man roster, let alone starting. Hopefully, his days are numbered in Atlanta. I don’t see how he could possibly remain on the roster when Ozzie Albies returns.