Braves News: Tough spring training loss, Braves lose Dennis Santana, more

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Well look, the important thing is that nobody got hurt. Unlike the first game of spring training where there were a bunch of lineup regulars, yesterday saw the Atlanta Braves run out a lineup that was decidedly....less talented.

The end result was a game that we would just all assume forget every happened. Bryce Elder gave up a grand slam in the first inning and the offense managed just a single hit (thanks Sam Hilliard) in route to a 7-0 loss to the Yankees. At least they got their work in.

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The Braves went through all the trouble to acquire Dennis Santana and make room for him on the roster only to lose him before he even played in a spring training game. Yesterday, the team announced that Santana was claimed by the Twins off of waivers. The Braves don't have a ton of spots available in the bullpen and have a lot of guys competing for those spots, so some cuts were inevitable even this early.

Finally, we put together a few of the non-roster invitees that have a chance to make the Braves' Opening Day roster. Jesse Chavez did have a tough spring training debut that certainly didn't help his chances, but all three of these guys still have (probably) the best paths to a roster spot.

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Once Manny Machado declared that he was going to opt out of his deal with the Padres after this season, it was clear he wanted to take advantage of the current market. Well, he got his wish and got paid as San Diego worked out an extension with Machado for 11 years and $350 million. That is a large sum of money and this time, there are no opt-outs.

The Phillies had had their own injury issues to work through this spring, it appears. It was reported yesterday that Rhys Hoskins, who is entering his final season before free agency, underwent offseason surgery to clean up the meniscus in his right knee. Sounds like the procedure was minor, though, and he should be a normal participant in spring training games in the next couple of days.