Inciarte, while left without a seat in this game of outfield musical chairs, is still on the roster because of his contract. He’s set to earn $8 million next season before the Braves have a $9 million club option ($1.025 million buyout) for 2022. The Braves don’t seem inclined to eat the money, so unless a trade suitor emerges, Inciarte will be on the roster to start the season.
“I’ll be honest with you, he’s still our player, so he’ll come to spring training and compete for a job,” manager Brian Snitker said last week. “We’ll see where it lands. We have a lot of good options on our club. Ender is a proven major-league player, so he’ll come to spring training, compete for a job, and we’ll see how it goes.”