Braves plan to keep extra position player through weekend

The Braves plan to keep an extra position player on their roster through the weekend series in Washington, something off days Thursday and Monday will allow them to do. They called up outfielder Jose Constanza on Wednesday when they optioned Kris Medlen to Triple-A Gwinnett to stretch out as a starter and he started the last two games of the Cardinals series.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he can use Randall Delgado out of the bullpen if need be over the weekend and if he does, Delgado could skip his next start on Tuesday.

Tim Hudson could come back on regular rest in Tuesday’s series-opener in Miami.

Another possibility is that the Braves could add a pitcher to the roster over the weekend if catcher David Ross shows he’s ready to return from his strained right groin. (They could option J.C. Boscan back to Triple-A.) Ross started taking batting practice on Tuesday and caught a bullpen on Tuesday night, but he still can’t run pain-free.

Medlen is scheduled to make his first start for Gwinnett on Saturday against Charlotte at Coolray Field.

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NickB

May 30th, 2012
6:44 pm

I have never been a fan of the short roster, it limits your pen, your bench…everything, Ross should have been DL’d so his spot could be filled with Boscan and a relief arm called up when Medlen got sent down to start….One of Bobby Cox’s bad habits carried on by Fredi….. unfortunately Fredi didn’t pick up any of that great motivational spirit Bobby had.

keeping it real

May 30th, 2012
6:55 pm

Bring up JJ.

Ralph

May 30th, 2012
7:07 pm

Gearrin would be the logical guy to bring up with his .092era, he is on the 40 man roster. At some point they should give Buddy Carlyle a shot at long relief, he is 3-0 with a 1.80era and has lots of ML experience, an ex Brave. Buddy now his his diabetis under control and it is no longer a problem.

oldbird

May 30th, 2012
7:14 pm

Does anyone know how Jurrjens is progressing at AAA? It would be nice to have him back to form.

My Thoughts

May 30th, 2012
7:14 pm

What is up with the rumor the Nationals will offer pitching (any idea who ? for Michael Bourne ?????

My Thoughts

May 30th, 2012
7:16 pm

In the Braves Fireworks commercial does David Ross remind you at the end of Bill Murray ??

Yadier's Neck Tat

May 30th, 2012
7:20 pm

Bourne’s not going anywhere fellas. We waited too long for a leadoff man. Not going to give him up that easily….til next year.

WBuckATC

May 30th, 2012
7:24 pm

Nice Caddy Shack reference. Great movie. Love the commercial.
Got to get the offense going. There is really no position player down at AAA who is really lighting it up. Gartell is hitting HR’s, but that is about it. Heyward needs to get going or the team might need to send him back once Chip is activated..
I do not think JJ is ready. Tehran has struggled. Carlye might be a good middle mad call up. I still think the Braves should give Redmond a shot to start and see what happens. I know it is AAA, but his numbers are solid.

Nabob

May 30th, 2012
7:41 pm

If Buddy C is the answer, what is the question??

My Thoughts

May 30th, 2012
7:48 pm

What happened to Beth the Braves Twitter girl ??

My Thoughts

May 30th, 2012
7:58 pm

DOB What did the Braves do with their Twitter girl – Beth ??

Bob Didier

May 30th, 2012
11:17 pm

Probably need to send Venters down to work out his problems at Gwinnett. He is killing us. Actually, the entire pen is killing us with the exception of Kimbrel and Durbin right now.

Bob Didier

May 30th, 2012
11:20 pm

Simmons will help some, but won’t help Uggla. 7 charged errors and probably 5 more he could have had. Can’t turn DP’s. Maybe, a switch with Prado would help when Chipper comes back. Uggla has to be the worst 2B in the league, maybe the majors.

mistermak

May 31st, 2012
12:12 am

I agree with Bob. Uggla is terrible at 2nd base. I would love to see Prado there and Uggla in left. Although I like seeing Georgie back in left again!

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