Braves make four big roster moves Saturday

Adam Lynn Duvall was born Sept. 4, 1988 in Louisville, Kentucky. Duvall played college baseball at Louisville. The Giants drafted Duvall with the 348th pick (11th round) of the 2010 draft. Duvall made his majors debut June 26, 2014 against the Reds. In his debut, Duvall was 1-for-4, with a solo home run off Mike Leake. On July 30 the next season, the Reds traded Leake to the Giants for Duvall. Duvall became a full-time player in 2016 and hit 33 homers, adding 31 in 2017. Duvall took part in the home-run d

The Braves made four key roster moves Saturday afternoon.

Outfielder Nick Markakis and shortstop Dansby Swanson were placed on the 10-day injured list, Swanson retroactive to July 24.

The Braves also reinstated left-hander Max Fried from the IL and recalled outfielder Adam Duvall from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Markakis was placed on the IL with a fractured left wrist and Swanson with a bruised right foot. Markakis was hit by a pitch in Friday’s victory against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Swanson scraped his heel against a base in Tuesday’s game against the Royals.

Fried was placed on the IL on July 16 after he developed a blister on his left index while pitching the night before.

Duvall has spent all of this season playing for the Gwinnett Stripers and was hitting .259 with 29 homers and 84 RBIs in 94 games when recalled. Duvall’s homers set a Gwinnett record.

The Braves acquired Duvall on July 31 last year in a deadline trade with the Reds that sent pitchers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker to Cincinnati.

Duvall had a miserable run with the Braves, hitting .132 in 33 games, with seven hits, no homers, no RBIs and 17 strikeouts.


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