Braves News: Braves on a roll, Kyle Wright's rehab, roster moves, and more

It has been an incredibly eventful week for the Atlanta Braves professional baseball club.

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Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

For fans of the Atlanta Braves who have been losing sleep at night over the current state of the Braves' starting rotation, good news came this week as Kyle Wright made his first rehab start and it was a successful one. He went three innings on just 26 pitches down at Rome and assuming he continues to feel good, he will make three more rehab starts before returning to the big leagues.

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Elsewhere in Braves-land, the Braves were able to put down the Mets earlier this week to notch their fourth straight series win. They have a tough west coast trip coming up next with series against the Giants, Rockies, and ever-tough Dodgers to round out the month of August.

In order for the Braves to make it back to the World Series and claim another title, a lot is going to have to go right. Here is a look at some of the Braves players that need to stay hot in order for the team to get there again. A small spoiler: Marcell Ozuna features prominently in this discussion.

The Braves have had to make a number of roster moves of late in order to manage this pitching staff of late. After Allan Winans was called up again and proceeded to get beat up by the Mets, the decision was made to recall Jared Shuster and give him a fresh look and the team a fresh arm while sending Winans back down to Triple-A.

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Looking at the news around the league, the Angels have had a horror show of a week. Not only did Mike Trout have to head back to the injured list due to issues with his hand, but they also got the rather unfortunate news that Shohei Ohtani has a tear in his elbow that will at the very least keep him from pitching the rest of the season. Not only is that brutal news for the Angels who really went for it at the trade deadline, but also for Ohtani as the injury could significantly hurt his market value in free agency after the season.

It is always fun to give some love to a fan when they make a great play and that happened in the Oakland-White Sox game the other night. One lucky fan found himself in a great position to catch a 103.8 mph exit velo homer off the bat of Brent Rooker. Despite the fact that he had food in one hand and no glove on either hand, the Guardians gear laden fan made the barehanded play across his body without any difficulty. How can anyone not love baseball?

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