Braves To Promote Ozzie Albies, Lucas Sims

Posted: August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Braves will promote top infield prospect Ozzie Albies for tonight’s game, according to Pipeline (Twitter link) and’s Mark Bowman (via Twitter). Pitching prospect Lucas Sims is also heading to the majors to make his first start, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported yesterday on Twitter.

Albies has long been considered one of the organization’s best prospects and recently cracked the top twenty leaguewide on’s most recent ranking. The move comes as something of a surprise, though, as the Braves’ infield mix currently includes veterans Brandon Phillips and Sean Rodriguez as well as younger players Johan Camargo and Micah Johnson (who was himself just promoted). The thought had long been that Albies would form a double-play pairing with shortstop Dansby Swanson, and he may yet, but Swanson is currently back at Triple-A Gwinnett after struggling early on.

from MLB Trade Rumors


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