A few days ago, the Braves announced their Opening Day roster for their final Opening Day at Turner Field. The only real surprises were Jhoulys Chacin not making the roster (more on that later) and John Gant opening as a reliever. The roster is as following:
Julio Teheran, Bud Norris, Matt Wisler, Williams Perez (Jhoulys Chacin will begin in AAA Gwinnett and will be called up when it is his turn for the fifth start of the season but he is NOT on the OD roster.)
Jason Grilli, Jim Johnson, Arodys Vizcaino, Eric O’Flaherty, Jose Ramirez, John Gant, Daniel Winkler
1B Freddie Freeman, 2B Jace Peterson, 3B Adonis Garcia, SS Erick Aybar, UTIL Gordon Beckham, Kelly Johnson
AJ Pierzynski, Tyler Flowers
LF Hector Olivera, CF Ender Inciarte, RF Nick Markakis, OF Drew Stubbs, Jeff Francoeur
This rounds out Atlanta’s Opening Day roster. While it may not seem like a roster capable pf doing much, I honestly believe we will shock some people this year and hopefully send the Ted out on a high note!