Braves have 16 position players on w-card roster
The Atlanta Braves had 16 position players on their roster for
Friday’s wild-card game against St. Louis and kept three starting
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he wanted to have Tim Hudson and
Mike Minor available in case starter Kris Medlen had unexpected
problems in the bullpen.
Right-hander Cristhian Martinez, who appeared in 54 games and
often was effective in long relief, was not on the 25-man roster.
Joining closer Craig Kimbrel in the bullpen were left-handers Luis
Avilan, Eric O’Flaherty and Jonny Venters and right-handers Chad
Durbin and Cory Gearrin.
Catcher David Ross was expected to start instead of Brian
McCann, who has a sore shoulder and sore knee. A third catcher,
J.C. Boscan, also was on the roster.
The roster included eight infielders and five outfielders.