Atlanta Braves Player News: All Positions

News: Wilson allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out four for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Impact: The 21-year-old continues to flash his upside in the minors, although Wilson's skills haven't yet translated into big-league success. With Atlanta expected to be buyers at the trade deadline, the team's No. 4 fantasy prospect could be dangled if the front office decides to pursue a blockbuster deal.
News: Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's victory over Washington.
Impact: Donaldson swatted a 432-foot home run to left field in the sixth inning, then singled in another run in the seventh. The impressive outing continued Donaldson's productive July in which he has compiled a 1.221 OPS along with eight homers and 18 runs batted in. After a pair of injury-plagued seasons, the 33-year-old has enjoyed a resurgent 2019, slashing .256/.374/.521 with 23 homers and 58 RBI in 340 at-bats.
News: Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base while knocking in a run and scoring twice in Sunday's victory versus Washington.
Impact: Freeman recorded his eighth game of three or more hits this season, collecting singles in the first and third innings and a run-scoring double in the seventh. The All-Star first baseman went 7-for-18 in the four-game series against the Nationals, driving in a single run in each game of the series. He is slashing .301/.387/.567 with 25 homers and 78 RBI in 395 at-bats this season.
News: Acuna went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's victory over Washington.
Impact: Acuna drilled a 425-foot homer to left field to plate the final two runs of the game in the eighth inning. In addition to the home run, he also walked and singled to extend his on-base streak to 27 games, the longest active streak in the majors. The 21-year-old All-Star is one of the most impressive all-around forces in baseball, compiling a .295/.378/.510 slash line along with 24 homers, 58 runs batted in and 21 steals in 404 at-bats this season.
News: Gausman (3-5) took the win against Washington on Sunday, hurling seven innings and giving up one run on five hits and no walks while striking out eight.
Impact: In his first major-league start since landing on the IL due to plantar fasciitis on June 11, Gausman stifled the Nationals through seven innings, allowing only a trio of singles. He exited after allowing back-to-back hits leading off the eighth, with one of those baserunners coming around to score the only run charged to Gausman in the game. The 28-year-old was successful largely due to his efficiency, as he threw 63 of 83 pitches for strikes and did not walk a batter for only the second time this season. Gausman struggled to the tune of a 6.21 ERA prior to his stint on the IL but posted a 2.87 ERA and 5-3 record in 10 starts with Atlanta last season. He'll look to build upon Sunday's gem in his next scheduled start, a road battle against the Phillies on Saturday.
News: Newcomb will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Newcomb has worked out of the bullpen for much of the season, though with Max Fried (finger) currently on the injured list the team's rotation is a bit shorthanded. For the season, Newcomb has made 29 total appearances -- 25 as a reliever -- and managed a 2.23 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP to go along with 39 strikeouts across 44.1 innings.
News: Riley is not in the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.
Impact: Riley has now been relegated to the bench in two of the team's last four games thanks to the return of Ender Inciarte. However, Riley hasn't helped his cause by hitting just .170/.224/.302 across 58 plate appearances in July. Inciarte is starting in Riley's place, manning center field and batting eighth.
News: Weigel was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Impact: Weigel was recalled Friday but did not make an appearance with the big-league club. His demotion was the corresponding move to activate Kevin Gausman (foot) -- Sunday's starter -- off the injured list.
News: Gausman (foot) was activated from the injured list ahead of Sunday's start against the Nationals.
Impact: Things didn't go well for Gausman prior to his injury, and he will now get a chance to turn his season around in advance of the trade deadline. He logged a 6.21 ERA and 4.61 xFIP in 13 starts, striking out 64 in 62.1 innings. If he does not show some signs of turning things around, it's possible that the Braves could trade for someone to replace him in the rotation.