Schafer makes the cut
Jon Cooper, who is covering for me tonight, just called to confirm that Jordan Schafer won the starting center field job. In other related news, the Braves confirmed that they’ll open the season on Sunday night in Philadelphia.
As expected, the Braves will start the season with eight relievers and Jeff Bennett claimed that final spot. The eight relievers are Mike Gonzalez, Rafael Soriano, Peter Moylan, Blaine Boyer, Jorge Campillo, Buddy Carlye, Eric O’Flaherty and Bennett.
The Braves also announced that Schafer will wear No. 24. That jersey is going to be a popular seller for many years to come.