ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves' roster for their wild-card game against St. Louis includes nine pitchers, including three starters.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez says he wants to have Tim Hudson and Mike Minor available for Friday's game against the Cardinals in case Kris Medlen has unexpected problems in the bullpen.
Right-hander Cristhian Martinez, who appeared in 54 games and often was effective in long relief, is not on the 25-man roster. Joining closer Craig Kimbrel in the bullpen are left-handers Luis Avilan and Eric O'Flaherty and right-handers Chad Durbin and Cory Gearrin.
Catcher David Ross is expected to start instead of Brian McCann, who has a sore shoulder and sore knee. A third catcher, J.C. Boscan, also is on the roster.
The roster includes eight infielders and five outfielders.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Orioles vs. Mariners Pick The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners open up a weekend series tonight when they meet at 10:10PM ET. Who will get the first...
Thumbnail Cards strive for split against Royals Kansas City’s Kendrys Morales cannot be stopped. On the flip side, the Cardinals find themselves halted every time a home game pops up.
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Rays Free Pick The Detroit Tigers hit the road to face the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10PM ET. Will they be able to pick up a win?
Thumbnail Indians vs. Blue Jays Pick Can the Cleveland Indians push their win streak to 13 games when they face the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at...
Thumbnail Middling Mets host rejuvenated Cubs Although it remains only a half-game behind St. Louis and Miami in the quest to obtain the NL’s second wild card, New York isn’t exactly entering a huge series...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages