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Friday, August 16, 2013


Well, the Braves have announced their roster move. Poor Tyler Pastornicky is out for the season. His knee injury turned out to be a torn ACL, and he needs surgery.

There was speculation that the Braves would call up hot prospect Tommy La Stella, but they did not. They called up Phil Gosselin instead, a guy who does not have a particularly good bat or glove. I'd guess this means Janish will be the starting second baseman until Uggla comes back. They called up a guy they can outright to the minors when Uggla returns. Gosselin will likely clear waivers, and if he doesn't, they don't care.

The injury to Pastornicky probably means the Braves will acquire another backup infielder for the post-season. Janish's job is probably safe, as long as he stays healthy, but they need another backup infielder.

Meanwhile, Tony Cingrani was very impressive his last start. Admittedly, the Brewers are pretty terrible this year, but it was nice to see Cingrani being more efficient. His bugaboo has been having to throw too many pitches, but that wasn't a problem yesterday.

He's generating a lot of buzz. ESPN Insider likes his new curve ball. Blog Red Machine thinks Cingrani should be the number 2 starter in the postseason. (I doubt Dusty actually does that, but right now it sure looks like Cingrani belongs on the postseason roster somewhere.)

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