Braves open workouts to fans ahead of playoffs

The sunsets as Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Darius Vines pitches to a Chicago Cubs batter during the second inning at Truist Park, Wednesday, September 27, 2023, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Credit: Jason.Getz@ajc.com

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The sunsets as Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Darius Vines pitches to a Chicago Cubs batter during the second inning at Truist Park, Wednesday, September 27, 2023, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Ever want to watch a Braves workout?

How about one in advance of the postseason?

Now’s your chance.

For the first time, the Braves are offering fans the free opportunity to attend postseason workouts on Oct. 3, 4 and 5 at Truist Park. There will be simulated game action featuring the Braves and the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers each day.

The Braves have a first-round bye in the playoffs and will start the National League Division Series on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Wild Card Series will be held Oct. 3-5. The winner of one of the Wild Card series will face the Braves.

“We’ll try to keep everything like we would on a normal week the best we can,” manager Brian Snitker said of the simulated games. “Playing games, have fans out, just to try - I don’t know how long the games will be, it’ll be up to the pitching - but still, make it more realistic than what we did last year.”

The simulated games could also affect what he Braves decide to do with their postseason roster.“Every time you play a baseball game, you evaluate regardless of the situation,” Snitker said. “There were a couple guys who came in last year in the sim games, we watched them throw and there were conversations. It depends on how we view the matchups for the roster and things like that. Any time you’re out there and you’re playing, and you have the chance to do something good, you’re being evaluated.”

To register for the workouts, fans must visit Braves.com/Postseason. Fans will only be able to claim an invitation for one of the three workout days and will be limited to one invitation per adult. Children under the age of 18 will not need an invitation in advance but must be in attendance with an adult that has secured an invitation in order to be allowed entry into Truist Park.

Ballpark fare will be available at select concession stands, and postseason merchandise will be available for purchase in the Braves Clubhouse Store.

The workouts are expected to begin at approximately 5 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Parking is free at all Braves owned lots for up to three hours.

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