Braves News: Vaughn Grissom in left field?, Sunday Night Baseball, more
By Eric Cole
For the Atlanta Braves, the question of what was going to happen at shortstop in 2023 and beyond has been the central question. When Dansby Swanson ended up signing with the Cubs and the Braves didn’t really push to fill the roster hole, it was pretty widely assumed that the team was going to rely on Vaughn Grissom and Orlando Arcia at short especially with so much talk about Vaughn’s offseason training with Ron Washington.
However, Braves beat writer Mark Bowman has long been skeptical that the Braves would be willing to hand the keys of shortstop over to Vaughn…at least for 2023. In fact, he went as far as to say that if the Braves wanted Vaughn’s bat in the lineup, that left field may be a better alternative.
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