Braves News: Ian struggles in first spring start, potential All-Stars, more

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It was a rough first spring training start for Atlanta Braves starter Ian Anderson as he got rocked early in the Braves' 10-7 loss to the Twins. We shouldn't draw too many conclusions about an early spring training start, but that certainly wasn't great news. However, Vaughn Grissom and Kevin Pillar each played well yesterday, so at least there is that.

More Braves News

Despite the depth of the Braves roster, there are a number of players that have yet to make it to an All-Star Game. We took at look at seven Braves who have a realistic shot at making their first ASG in 2023. The top two finishers in last year's NL Rookie of the Year race feature prominently in said article.

The regular season is just weeks away now and we will need to start planning for how the 2023 season is going to plan out, mainly so we can get our stories straight for how to call in sick to work to make sure we don't miss the important stuff. We put together a list of the important dates and deadlines for the 2023 season, although it is worth noting that a couple of them aren't quite official yet and are subject to change as a result.

MLB News

While the vast majority of the news surrounding the San Diego Padres has been very positive of late as they sign players to huge extensions or mega contracts (for better or worse), but yesterday they got some rough news. While Juan Soto's calf tightness appears to be a minor issue, starter Joe Musgrove did break his toe in the Padres' weight room and now it is looking far less likely he will be available when the regular season opens up.

The Dodgers' fears were justified yesterday as they got the results of Gavin Lux's MRI after he was injured running the bases a couple days ago. Lux has a torn ACL and that means his 2023 season is done and the Dodgers' infield situation is decidedly precarious.