He is certainly an upgrade over Camargo (called up the day of Acuna's diagnosis.), and provides more power than Almonte. They got him for next to nothing by trading a kid who has no shot at playing in Atlanta as long as Freeman is around seeing as how the kid can only play first base, and he's marginal at best there.
Two thoughts…. First, I wonder if they would have made that trade if Acuna hadn’t been hurt. Second, by trading Ball, they are limiting the options outside of signing Freeman. They should have signed him long ago anyway, but now they have even less room to negotiate.
Braves take the lead 1-0 on Albies RBI double hitting deep center field wall in the 1st driving Freddie home.
EDIT Update below . . .
Tough loss for Atlanta 5-7 with multiple lead changes, but glad to have new player additions already producing with Vogt going 3-for-4 hits including an RBI & Pederson going 2-for-4 hits including 2-RBI's. Unfortunately, Rays 4-run 7th-inning gave 'em the win.
Yeah, Freddie is quietly putting together another fine year. His average is now up to .288, who would have thunk it after his start to the year, and he should end up with 30+ HR's and 100+ RBIs. A huge year by MLB standards, just another Freddie year for those of us who get to watch him every day.
Braves updates in case you did not hear about them . . .
The #Braves today reinstated OF Ender Inciarte from the injured list and designated him for assignment.
2:59 PM · July 24, 2021
Freddie Freeman singled with two down in the first. He did not swing and miss. There's no such thing as a jinx.
That's 30 consecutive plate appearances without a swing and miss for Frederick.
7:14 PM · July 23, 2021
#Braves open their road trip with a big win, as Brian Snitker notches his 400th career win as Major League manager.
Final: #Braves open their nine game trip to Philly and New York with a 7-2 win. Dansby Swanson's first career grand slam gave Atlanta an early 5-0 lead, while Charlie Morton allowed two earned over six innings.
July 24: OF Ender Inciarte designated for assignment
The Braves activated Inciarte from the COVID-19 injured list on Saturday and designated him for assignment prior to the club's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The 30-year-old outfielder had a .215/.276/.316 slash line over 52 games this season