Austin Riley is the top option to play first base if Freddie Freeman is not ready. With the roster at full strength, he could also be quite valuable at third. One way or another he could significantly influence what the Braves do this year https://t.co/X8up4LqaWJ
Snit said Soroka and Tomlin will be the starting pitchers for Monday's intrasquad game. Based on the scrimmage pairings, Fried, Folty and Newcomb could make starts over the days that follow. Tomlin, Wright, etc. will prep to piggyback or fill Hamels's spot if necessary.
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Snit said Hamels is not scheduled to begin throwing live BP this weekend. Even if Hamels is put at the back of the rotation and slated to throw 2-3 innings his first start, he's running out of time to be deemed ready for the start of the season.
Alonso and O'Brien. No need to give Riley reps there unless there's a concern Freeman wouldn't be ready. Right now, that doesn't seem to be a concern. Riley needs to prepare to play third base.
The lineup opposing Fried (35-50 pitches) will include Acuna, Hechavarria, Ozuna, Riley, Flowers, Culberson, Alonso and Jackson
The lineup opposing Soroka (35-50 pitches) will include Inciarte, Albies, d’Arnaud, Duvall, Swanson, Camargo, O’Brien and Contreras