Braves News: Non-roster invites announced, milestones, more
For the Atlanta Braves, most of their roster decisions are already made. Sure, there are a few roster battles that have some importance in spring training, but the majority of the lineup, bullpen, and rotation is pretty firmly set and (fortunately) quite good.
However, that doesn't mean that yesterday's announcement of the 26 players the Braves extended non-roster invitations to doesn't have some intrigue. Not only does the group include Jesse Chavez who will probably find a way to make the bullpen and be reasonably decent against all odds, but it also has a number of really interesting prospects on both sides of the ball.
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Elsewhere on the site, we took a look at the personal milestones that several Braves players are approaching as we enter the 2023 season. Highlights include a couple Braves players getting close to 200 career home runs and Max Fried likely surpassing the 700 career strikeout mark sometime next year.
We also had some notes on what is going on with the Braves' TV broadcast booth search. With Chip Caray leaving to do play by play for the Cardinals, it seems like Tom Hart, who has experience as a Braves field reporter and who Braves fans seem to like quite a bit, is one of the favorites to land the job. Braves radio's Ben Ingram was floated by a lot of folks as an option, but it sounds like he prefers to stay in radio.
It was a pretty quiet day yesterday around the rest of the league, although the Seattle Mariners did come to terms on a three year contract extension with super utility man Dylan Moore. Fun fact: Moore played in the Braves' minor league system during the 2017 season where he didn't exactly look like a big leaguer.
The Mets have bit of a human and PR mess on their hands as well. It was reported that outfielder Khalil Lee is under investigation by MLB following allegations of domestic violence. It appears that the police investigation of the allegations is ongoing, although MLB could take action regardless of that investigation's outcome.