Tuesday turned out to be a day full of roster moves for the Braves
After a few early-morning additions to the 40-man roster, the Atlanta Braves swapped RHP Dennis Santana of the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. The 26-year-old has appeared in 134 big-league games. He posts a career 5.12 ERA across 139 frames.
Santana put together a subpar 2022 season. He ended the season with a 3-8 record and a 5.22 ERA. His only career start came in September 2022 as the Rangers took on the Boston Red Sox in a bullpen game. He tossed two innings of one-run ball and found himself back in the bullpen for the remainder of the season.
Official: The Braves acquired righty Dennis Santana from the Rangers for cash. Atlanta designated Jackson Stephens for assignment, continuing its slew of moves today.
The Braves and Rangers have made two trades in six days.
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) November 15, 2022
To clear a spot on the active roster, the Braves designated right-hander Jackson Stephens for assignment. Stephens suited up for the Braves 39 times in 2022 and collected two saves in three opportunities.
As expected, Dansby Swanson rejected the qualifying offer and will seek a multi-year contract.
The Braves selected Darius Vines, Robbery Munoz, and Braden Shewmake onto the major league roster and designated three players for assignment.
There are quite a few prospects who will not be protected from the Rule 5 Draft after Tuesday’s roster moves.
Anthony Rizzo and Justin Verlander are included in the list of potentially overrated MLB free agents.
Joc Pederson of the San Francisco Giants and Martin Perez of the Texas Rangers were the only two players to accept the qualifying offer. The remaining dozen rejected the offer from their respective teams.
The Tampa Bay Rays sent INF Brett Wisely to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a minor league outfielder. Since his contract has already been selected by the Giants, Wisely will not be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.