Atlanta Braves News: A lot Movement as Rosters Expand

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Orlando Arcia #11 of the Atlanta Braves in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 04, 2022 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 6-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Orlando Arcia #11 of the Atlanta Braves in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 04, 2022 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 6-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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With the calendar turning to September, the MLB roster expands to 28. The Atlanta Braves made several moves on Thursday with the postseason in mind. 

The Atlanta Braves have some reinforcements coming to the big league roster for the final stretch of the season, and perhaps more are on the way.

There were several roster moves made on Thursday as rosters expanded from 26 to 28 for the final month of the season.

Orlando Arcia returns after a hamstring injury that kept him out for nearly a month.

With Vaughn Grissom holding down the second base job until Ozzie Albies returns, Arcia will resume his role as a utility/bench player where he was so good earlier in the year.

And Jesse Chavez returns to the big league club after the Braves claimed him on waivers the other day.

Chavez or “coach” as his teammates call him, is a beloved member of the clubhouse and will certainly lift morale down the stretch.

And he was pretty great with the Braves this year before being traded with Tucker Davidson to the Los Angeles Angels for Raisel Iglesias at this year’s trade deadline.

I wrote the other day about the impact Mike Soroka and Ozzie Albies could have in their respective returns, which appear to be getting closer.

Soroka was reinstated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett — officially putting him back on the 40-man roster.

To make room, the Braves transferred Darren O’Day to the 60-day IL.

Soroka will make his fourth rehab start on Friday with Gwinnett in the hopes of getting his pitch count up to 90.

It’s possible we see Soroka added to the big league roster in the next week.

And Ozzie Albies started his rehab assignment on Thursday in Gwinnett going 0-4 with a strikeout.

He’ll likely need several games after missing a lot of time, but it’s possible he gets added to the roster in the next week.

The Braves are getting healthy at the right time and have the roster to win another World Series.