With the last Florida Grapefruit League game in the books for 2017, the Braves still have not chosen to name their full roster. So there’s still a chance.
Today is the day that several teams made their last significant roster cuts. This is the day that the Atlanta Braves have been waiting for to see exactly who might be available to them.
We’ve already taken a look at a couple of final bench candidates that we thought could be claimed from the waiver wire, but now we have the real answers from their current clubs.
The Cubs have named him to their 25-man roster along with Braves’ alumnus Tommy La Stella. This is a bit surprising, but it might also be temporary for one of this pair as their bench still looks to be a bit crowded.
- He’s out of minor league options (and thus must clear waivers to be assigned there)
- He was pretty terrible this Spring, sporting a .192 batting average with a robust 11 strikeouts against 1 walk.
He did hit 1 homer and a pair of doubles, but it’s certainly true that the Braves might want a bit better consistency from their bench than he looks to supply.
Moya’s .250 career major league average with .745 OPS is a better argument for him, and thus might not be a bad option for a do-or-die AB late in a game.
Because he’s out of options (and this is the case for all such candidates discussed today), the Braves…