ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves had 16 position players on their roster for Friday's wild-card game against St. Louis and kept three starting pitchers active.
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.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 921 Toronto Blue Jays  99%
#2 906 Atlanta Braves  96%
#3 901 Colorado Rockies  94%
#4 916 Tampa Bay Rays  93%
#5 925 Chicago White Sox  93%
#6 920 Houston Astros  90%
#8 912 Baltimore Orioles  87%
#9 930 Cleveland Indians  78%
#10 918 Boston Red Sox  77%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Dodgers Prediction Will Clayton Kershaw lead the Dodgers to a runline win versus the Cardinals tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Marlins vs. A's Prediction Will Jesse Hahn lead the A’s to a win over the Marlins tonight when the two teams clash at 10:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Brewers Prediction Will the Brewers stay hot with a win over the Blue Jays tonight at 7:40PM ET in Milwaukee?
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Braves Prediction Are the Braves the play tonight against the Pirates when the two teams meet in Atlanta at 7:35PM ET?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Rays Prediction Are the Angels a good underdog play tonight when they visit the Rays at 7:10PM ET?

MLB Team Pages