Atlanta Braves Designate Veteran Outfielder For Assignment


The Atlanta Braves have designated outfielder Ender Inciarte for assignment. They just had reinstated him from the COVID injury list, but felt now was the time for change. 

There is no question that it has been a rough season for the 30-year-old outfielder. In 52 games, he has two home runs and a very low .215 batting average. The Braves were hoping that he would be able to bounce back from his struggles last season, but it simply didn't come into fruition. 

Inciarte had been a major part of the team's outfield in earlier seasons. In 2015, he won the Fielding Bible Award and then followed that up with three straight Gold Glove Awards from 2016 to 2018. He also was an All-Star in 2017, so it is clear that he has had success in Atlanta in the past. In 607 total games with the team, he hit 32 home runs and had 191 RBIs to go along with a .275 batting average. Therefore, during his best days, he was a great fielder and solid contact hitter.

It'll be interesting to see if anyone picks up Inciarte from here. Perhaps a team could be interested in him because of his abundance of overall experience. We will see what happens soon. 

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