Braves roster cutdown continues with Ryan Schimpf, Jaff Decker

The Braves made a pair of roster moves Sunday, optioning infielder Ryan Schimpf to Triple-A Gwinnett and sending outfielder Jaff Decker to minor league camp.

To say Schimpf, whom the Braves acquired on March 5, has had a rough spring would be an understatement. He’s 0-for-30 with 19 strikeouts.

The left-handed hitter had eight strikeouts in 14 at-bats before the Rays traded him to the Braves for cash considerations.

Schimpf had 34 homers in the past two seasons with the Padres, but struck out 175 times in that span. Schimpf has an option remaining after today’s move.

Decker hit .212 (7-for-33) with one home run and three RBIs. Unlike Schimpf, he wasn’t considered a candidate for a bench role.

The Braves active roster sits at 44 players as they trim down to their opening day 25-man group.