These three members of the Atlanta Braves roster are most likely to be gone by September 1.
This year’s Atlanta Braves team is looking to do something few MLB clubs can do. Not since the New York Yankees from 1998-2000 have we seen a club win back-to-back World Series. They, of course, did it three times. The Braves are hopeful they can at least get two in a row.
A part of winning a World Series is having the best possible roster at all times. Injuries can get in the way of this. So can bad performances.
We’ve seen the Braves make some big roster decisions in the last several weeks. Although these won’t be quite as major as something like demoting Ian Anderson, these three current members of the Braves roster are likely to be gone by September 1.
1) Braves roster won’t have Chadwick Tromp for long
Chadwick Tromp’s stay with the Braves is only temporary. Because the team didn’t feel the need to put Travis d’Arnaud on the IL despite an injury, they’ve been carrying three catchers for a couple of days now. That should end as soon as d’Arnaud is able to return to action.
William Contreras has filled in for d’Arnaud during his absence with Tromp only supplying the Braves with a backup. He did get his first start for them in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader while serving his purpose during d’Arnaud’s short absence.
Tromp has minor league options remaining so he’ll simply slide back into the minor leagues once the starting Atlanta catcher is back and ready to suit up. The next time we’ll see him on the major league roster won’t be until one of the catchers gets injured again.
Until then, he can enjoy the more regular playing time on the farm.