The Braves have added depth of their outfield.
Atlanta claimed speedster Billy Hamilton off waivers Monday, the staff introduced. The 28-year-old was designated for project by the Royals final week.
Hamilton signed a one-year contract with the Royals this offseason. He hit .211 and stole 18 bases in 93 video games with the staff.
Hamilton spent the primary six years of his profession with the Reds, the place he batted .245 and swiped 50 or extra bases in 4 straight seasons from 2014-17.
The Braves, in the meantime, positioned outfielder Ender Inciarte on the injured checklist final weekend with a strained hamstring. He is anticipated to overlook 4 to 6 weeks.
“I just want to do whatever it takes to fully be back to 100%,” Inciarte mentioned after struggling the harm, through The Atlanta Journal-Structure. “Right when I did it, I knew I was going to miss some time. I’m in pain right now. I’m just hoping it gets better soon.”
Inciarte, who’s slashing .246/.343/.397 with 5 dwelling runs and 24 RBIs in 65 video games in 2019, mentioned he hopes to return earlier than the top of the common season, however that’s removed from a assure.
“We’re still going to play in October, and I want to be part of that,” Inciarte mentioned. “In my mind, I’m thinking like that. … I have to be 100% positive that I’m coming back and that this team is going to be in a good position by then, and that we’re going to compete and do well in October because that’s the goal.”
The Braves entered play Monday in first place of the Nationwide League East with a 74-52 report. They lead the Nationals by 5 half of video games.