Former Blue Jays star Jose Bautista to make debut with Braves

Posted May 05, 2018

Rookie sensation Ronald Acuna Jr. makes his SunTrust Park debut Friday night as the Braves open a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants.

Unable to find a job during the offseason, Bautista agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on April 18 and hit.250 with one homer and eight RBIs at Triple-A Gwinnett.

The former Toronto slugger says his only concern is fitting in as the Braves' starting third baseman.

The Braves are rolling with RHP Mike Foltynewicz on Friday.

Bautista started 140 games in right field for Toronto last season, hitting 23 home runs while batting just.203. "But it's about adjustments and my body is ready to go". "I got enough at-bats to where it's similar to spring training". Since then, he's been getting into game shape in the minors.

Blach pitched well last season in his only career game against the Braves, while McCarthy, in his first season with Atlanta, has struggled against the Giants no matter which team he was with.

The Blue Jays' success in recent years has revitalized their profile not only in Toronto, but across the country.

The 37-year-old played 1,235 regular-season games in a Blue Jays uniform and became one of the franchise's all-time greats. In his 32.1 innings and 2-2 record this year, Stratton has a 3.90 ERA with 27 Ks and 14 walks.

"I know I'm known for that", he said.

While I think many would consider the Giants to be more of a Wild Card contender than the Braves because of the Giants' experience and Braves lack off, but I wouldn't be surprised if both of these teams are competing for a Wild Card spot come September.