Braves News: Braves' new uniforms, Olson and Rosario go wild, more
By Eric Cole
Today marks the last game of spring training for the Atlanta Braves and on the whole, it has been a resounding success. Not only did we see the emergence of Dylan Dodd and Jared Shuster, but we also saw some guys start to return to form. Case in point: Eddie Rosario and Matt Olson both had 2022 seasons that were below their standards, but both have had very promising springs including yesterday where they helped power the Braves to yet another spring training win.
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The other big piece of news to come out regarding the Braves yesterday was in regard to their new City Connect uniforms that were finally officially revealed. The retro look featuring front numbers will be on display every Saturday home game in 2023 and all in all, its a pretty nice especially when compared with some of the other City Connect uniforms/abominations that are around the league.
Finally, the Braves made Kyle Wright's stint on the injured list official yesterday as he looks to get fully stretched out and ready for 2023. In the short term, Nick Anderson will be the beneficiary as he will be on the Braves' Opening Day roster as a result of the move.
The Chicago Cubs made some waves with the 2023 season on the horizon as they agreed to terms with Nico Hoerner on a three year, $35 million contract extension. The move essentially gives the Cubs one more year of team control over Hoerner along with some financial certainty through arbitration and gives Hoerner some financial security in the short-term.
In less good news, the Guardians revealed that Triston McKenzie has a muscle strain in his throwing shoulder and will be shut down from any throwing for at least two weeks. It sounds like McKenzie could miss around two months which is pretty rough news for a Guardians team that is going to need all hands on deck to consistently compete.