Braves' call up outfielder for first time this season as bench continues to fluctuate

The Braves bench is a constant revolving door.

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The Atlanta Braves made yet another move to their bench this afternoon by calling up an outfielder who has spent the year in Triple-A. Eli White is the newest member of Atlanta's bench, and could very well see time in the outfield should Laureano's injury keep him out longer.

White appeared in six games for the Braves last season, registering one hit in his 14 at-bats. This season White has a .294/.402/.462 slash line with Gwinnett to along with his seven homers and 18 stolen bases.

In order to make room for White on the 40-man roster, Atlanta transferred left-handed pitcher Ray Kerr to the 60-day injured list. As a reminder, Kerr will miss the rest of the season due to Tommy John surgery.

Atlanta's bench will see more moves

Another big update from Atlanta's post today, was the injury update on utility man Brian Anderson. He has been sidelined since June 22nd with a bacterial infection. Thankfully, Anderson has recovered from that and is set to begin his rehab assignment with the Stripers.

The Braves continued to add depth this afternoon by bringing in a beloved 2021 postseason hero. According to Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman, the Braves have signed Eddie Rosario to a minor league deal, and he will be in the lineup for Gwinnett tonight.

Rosario was recently DFA'd by the Washington Nationals to make room for top prospect, James Woods. This is the ultimate low-risk, depth signing. Alex Anthopoulos and company are obviously familiar with Rosario, and given the current outfield situation this move makes total sense.

As the month of July progresses, expect the Braves to explore every avenue they can before diving into the trade market. With what we know about Alex Anthopoulos, it's almost certain the Braves bench will look completely different come August.

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