The Braves won’t be carrying many of their regular position players to Port St. Lucie for Saturday’s Grapefruit League opener against the Mets and subsequent game against the Astros, a standard occurrence for spring training road games.
Among the Braves who will be on the trip, per manager Brian Snitker: utilitymen Charlie Culberson and Johan Camargo, outfielders Cristian Pache, Adam Duvall and Rafael Ortega, infielders Austin Riley and Drew Lugbauer (a former catcher who’ll play first and third full-time), along with catcher Alex Jackson.
Righty Touki Toussaint, who’s competing for the single open spot in the rotation, will start the game and pitch two innings. Left-hander Kolby Allard will handle the following two innings.
The Braves open their final slate of exhibitions at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Monday with a visit from the Nationals.
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