Here is the Braves’ official opening-day roster for 2024

PHILADELPHIA — In October, the Braves’ season ended here in Philadelphia. The brutal ending fueled the attitude the club has carried into this season.

On Thursday, the Braves announced their 26-man roster for Friday’s “opening day” – in quotes because Thursday’s game was postponed because rain.

There are no surprises on the roster. The Braves, as expected, selected Jesse Chavez – signed to a minor-league deal Monday – to the major-league roster. They also placed left-hander Angel Perdomo (left elbow UCL reconstruction surgery) on the 15-day injured list to begin the season.

After debuting for the Braves in July, Forrest Wall has made his first opening-day roster. He’s the lone first-timer in that group.

Sixteen players return from last season’s opening-day roster. The group includes five guys who are playing for the Braves for the first time.

On Friday at 3:05 p.m., Zack Wheeler will fire the first pitch to Ronald Acuña Jr. Soon after, Spencer Strider will take the mound for Atlanta.

Here’s the Braves’ 26-man roster to begin the season:

  • Starting pitchers: Spencer Strider, Max Fried, Chris Sale, Charlie Morton, Reynaldo López
  • Bullpen: Raisel Iglesias, A.J. Minter, Pierce Johnson, Joe Jiménez, Aaron Bummer, Tyler Matzek, Dylan Lee, Jesse Chavez
  • Catchers: Sean Murphy, Travis d’Arnaud
  • Infielders: Matt Olson, Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies, Orlando Arcia, Luis Guillorme
  • Outfielders: Ronald Acuña Jr., Michael Harris II, Jarred Kelenic, Adam Duvall, Forrest Wall
  • Designated hitter: Marcell Ozuna