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Braves’ Brandon McCarthy To Retire At Season’s End

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Atlanta Braves veteran right hander Brandon McCarthy says that his 13th season in the majors will be his final one, as he will retire once the season ends, the final year of his four-year, $48M contract, according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.

McCarthy, 35, is trying to work his way back from a knee injury that has cost him the majority of the 2018 season and indicated that if he were to continue his playing career, he would have opted to undergo season ending surgery.

Additionally, McCarthy is modifying his delivery in an effort to work through the injury, and is expected to come back as a reliever.

 

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Tigers Claim Dustin Peterson

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The Detroit Tigers have claimed outfielder Dustin Peterson off of waivers from the Atlanta Braves and optioned him.

In a corresponding move, the Tigers transferred John Hicks fro the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Peterson, 23, has had ups and downs during this stint in the minors, and has yet to show off the power that many thought he possessed.

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Braves Acquire Rene Rivera

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The Atlanta Braves have acquired catcher Rene Rivera from the Los Angeles Angels via a waiver claim, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.

With the move the Braves will take on the remaining $500k on Rivera’s contract. Rivera is scheduled to hit free agency after the season and currently carries a slash line of .244/.287/.439 to go along with four homeruns over 30 games this season.

Rivera has been limited this season due to injury.

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Braves Select Bryse Wilson, Designate Ryan Flaherty

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The Atlanta Braves have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett, who will start tonight’s game ahead of right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was pushed back a day in the rotation, according to The Athletic’s David O’Brien.

In corresponding moves, Atlanta has designated Ryan Flaherty for assignment and has announced that it has outrighted left-hander Chad Bell off of their 40-man roster.

Wilson, 20, opened the 2018 season at Class-A Advanced but has been so impressive he rose up the ranks, reaching the Triple-A level.

 

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