July 23, 2024

The Atlanta Braves have adjusted their infield roster. According to The Athletic’s David O’Brien, on June 25, the Braves recalled 27-year-old infielder Luke Williams and placed 31-year-old Brian Anderson on the injured list due to a bacterial infection.

Williams has played in seven games with the Braves this season, last appearing at the MLB level on May 23, where he went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. In his seven MLB games this season, Williams has no hits in four plate appearances, but he was hit by a pitch and subsequently scored a run.

At Triple-A this season, Williams is hitting .289/.349/.513 with seven home runs, 28 RBI, and 15 stolen bases over 156 at-bats. Williams has previously played for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Miami Marlins, and Los Angeles Dodgers since his MLB debut in 2021. In 155 MLB games, he has a .223 average with a .572 OPS and 12 extra-base hits.

Braves Recall Infielder, Place 31-Year-old INF on Injured List

Anderson, who has appeared in three games for the Braves this season, has not recorded a hit and has struck out twice in five at-bats in 2024. He was signed as a free agent by the Braves on June 4 and spent the first two months of the season with the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate, where he hit .270 with 13 extra-base hits, including six home runs, in 148 at-bats.

Anderson will be on the injured list for at least 10 days due to his bacterial infection. This move comes a day after Braves’ starting shortstop Orlando Arcia exited a game due to dizziness, with manager Brian Snitker indicating that Arcia will likely sit out on Tuesday.

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