ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves made a few shocking roster strikes for the NL Division Collection, including hard-throwing reliever Daysbel Hernández and high prospect AJ Smith- Shawver forward of Sport 1 Saturday in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Braves determined to not use Kyle Wright, a 21-game winner a yr in the past who was stricken by accidents this season. In addition they handed on 40-year-old reliever Jesse Chavez, who missed chunk of the season with a leg damage however posted a 1.56 ERA in 36 appearances.
Philadelphia made just one change from the 26-man roster it used for a two-game sweep of the Miami Marlins within the wild-card spherical. Proper-hander Michael Lorenzen (9-9, 4.18 ERA) changed infielder Weston Wilson to offer the Phillies a thirteenth pitcher.
The addition of Hernández was the most important shocker for the Braves. The 27-year-old Cuban reliever has made solely 4 massive league appearances, permitting three runs on six hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings.
However he was extremely efficient on a fast rise by means of the minor leagues this season, posting a cumulative 2.19 ERA in 23 appearances with Excessive-A Rome, Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett. Most notably, he had 36 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings.
Smith-Shawver is one other quick climber, going from Class A to the large leagues in simply his third skilled season. The 20-year-old right-hander appeared in six video games with 5 begins for the Braves, going 1-0 with a 4.97 ERA.
The Braves went with 12 pitchers and added infielder Vaughn Grissom as an additional place participant.
The 22-year-old got here into spring coaching because the front-runner to begin at shortstop however wound up spending a lot of the season in Triple-A, the place he batted .330 with eight homers and 61 RBIs.
The rosters for the Braves-Phillies collection:
Pitchers (12): RH Bryce Elder, LH Max Fried, LH Brad Hand, RH Daysbel Hernández, RH Raisel Iglesias, RH Joe Jimenez, RH Pierce Johnson, LH A.J. Minter, RH AJ Smith-Shawver, RH Spencer Strider, RH Michael Tonkin, RH Kirby Yates.
Catchers (2): Travis d’Arnaud, Sean Murphy.
Infielders (6): Ozzie Albies, Orlando Arcia, Vaughn Grissom, Nicky Lopez, Matt Olson, Austin Riley.
Outfielders (6): Ronald Acuña Jr., Michael Harris II, Marcell Ozuna, Kevin Pillar, Eddie Rosario, Forrest Wall.
Pitchers (13): LH José Alvarado, RH Seranthony Domínguez, RH Jeff Hoffman, RH Orion Kerkering, RH Craig Kimbrel, RH Michael Lorenzen, RH Aaron Nola, LH Cristopher Sánchez, LH Gregory Soto, LH Matt Strahm, LH Ranger Suárez, RH Taijuan Walker, RH Zack Wheeler.
Catchers (2): J.T. Realmuto, Garrett Stubbs.
Infielders (6): Alec Bohm, Bryce Harper, Edmundo Sosa, Bryson Stott, Trea Turner.
Outfielders (6): Nick Castellanos, Jake Cave, Brandon Marsh, Cristian Pache, Johan Rojas, Kyle Schwarber.
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