Braves Roster Changes

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Braves Roster Changes Ahead of Series with Mets  – Over the last 24 hours, the Braves have shaken things up. Last night, they acquired Robinson Canó from the Padres in exchange for cash. Today, they traded their top prospect, Drew Waters, to the Royals for the 35th pick in Sunday’s draft. The Braves also added Canó to the active roster and reinstated Adam Duvall from the paternity list. In corresponding moves, they designated Phil Gosselin for assignment and optioned Mike Ford to AAA.

Braves make several roster moves ahead of their series against Mets

With Arcia struggling mightily at the plate, Canó will serve as a left-handed platoon option at second base until Ozzie Albies is healthy enough to return. I also don’t think it’s a coincidence that Alex Anthopoulos pulled the trigger on this trade when he did — right before a series with the Mets, who are currently paying his entire $25 million salary. How poetic would it be if Canó came through with a few clutch hits in a critical July series against his former team?

We will see what happens with Phil Gosselin. My guess is that he ends up clearing waivers and staying in Gwinnett. Adam Duvall is back after a few days off to celebrate the birth of his child, and Mike Ford heads back to AAA. It’s been a busy couple of days for Alex Anthopoulos, and things should only get busier as the August trade deadline approaches quickly.

 

Photographer: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

 

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