Braves promote versatile infielder, option Forrest Wall to Triple-A Gwinnett

Atlanta bolsters their infield depth with a versatile and speedy player from Triple-A.
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The Atlanta Braves have been dealing with some unfortunate injuries during the first month of the season. This includes Sean Murphy going down with an oblique injury, Strider needing season-ending elbow surgery, and Ozzie Albies with a broken toe. However, their well-developed depth has saved them from being without talent in the positions affected.

Atlanta has a great outfield with Jarred Kelenic, Ronald Acuna Jr., Michael Harris II, and Adam Duvall. Forrest Wall was a great baserunning option and can play the outfield if needed. However, he is rarely used right now and the team needs more infield depth.

That is why the Braves decided to option him back to Triple-A Gwinnett so that he can get regular at-bats. After optioning Wall, Atlanta promoted infielder Luke Williams to the big league roster. Williams is a very speedy infielder who has also played the outfield.

Williams has spent some time on an MLB roster before with the Phillies, Giants, Dodgers, and Marlins. His first home run in Major League Baseball was hit during a game against the Braves a couple of years ago.

He had a good spring with the Braves in 2024 and was in the battle for the fourth outfield spot until Adam Duvall signed with the team.

Luke has a .268 average through 56 at-bats with Gwinnett including three home runs, 13 RBI, five stolen bases, and a .805 OPS. He's just as effective as having Wall on the basepaths as he has speed but he provides the team more depth with the ability to play multiple infield positions and the outfield.

Again, he likely won't see a ton of playing time but he has the ability to provide Atlanta with as much depth as possible. The team is dealing with a lot of unfortunate injuries and having someone as versatile as Williams helps alleviate some of that concern.

The Braves start a series with the reigning World Series champs this weekend so we will see if Williams plays a part in helping Atlanta win this series.

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