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Extension could come over winter
The Braves are expected to begin preliminary discussions with Freeman regarding a contract extension this offseason, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "[Freeman is] someone we plan on and expect to have as a Brave for a long time," president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday. "I know he plans on that as well. When that time comes, hopefully, it will be the first time you hear about it. Like with any contract, we're going to work real hard to keep that quiet, because we don't want daily questions of the players, manager and coaches. It just makes it hard to get deals done."
Atlanta to pursue re-signing
Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos suggested Tuesday that the team will attempt to re-sign Ozuna this winter, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "Marcell was amazing for us. I'd love to have him back," Anthopoulos said. "I certainly plan on having discussions. There's no doubt he was tremendous for us. He fit in great, and we'd love to have him be a part of what we're doing going forward."
Could start Game 5
Not expected to return this year
Hoping to stay in Atlanta
To DH all three games
Still building up
Could get callup Tuesday
Sought after by Indians?
In play for Tuesday
Still hasn't thrown off mound
Primed for more starts
Inciarte should continue as the Braves' starting center fielder while Ronald Acuna (wrist) is on the injured list.
Unsure about injury
Chance at rotation spot boosted?
Wright's chances of garnering a spot in the Braves' starting rotation appear to be on the rise due to Cole Hamels' persistent triceps tendinitis.
Potentially unavailable to open '20
Option to start at first base
Riley could be an option to open the season at first base in light of Freddie Freeman's COVID-19 infection, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "Austin has looked really good [at first base]," manager Brian Snitker said. "He'd be fine defensively there. There's no doubt in my mind."
In contention for No. 5 role?
Decision should have domino effect
Hernandez's decision to sit out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, which his agent Wilfredo Polidor announced via his Twitter account Saturday night, opens the door for either Sean Newcomb or Kyle Wright to enter the starting rotation, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Chances of rotation spot increase
Symptomatic after positive test
Good chance of '20 majors debut
Could get quick callup
Turned down larger deal
Won't move to cleanup spot
To earn $1 million with roster spot