Mets Vs. Braves: Ben Sheets Wins Debut As Atlanta Completes Sweep

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and Ben Sheets spun six shutout innings in his debut in the Braves 6-1 win over the Mets on Sunday.

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Braves Roster Moves: Ben Sheets' Contract Purchased, Randall Delgado To Gwinnett, Jack Wilson To DL

Following a huge win on Saturday night over the Mets, the Braves announced a couple of big (and expected) roster moves. The first decision was to purchase Ben Sheets' contract. He will start on Sunday afternoon, which will be his first major league appearance in nearly two years.

To make room for Sheets on the roster, Randall Delgado has been sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett. I said earlier in the week that it made sense for Delgado (and not Mike Minor) to be sent down due to his age and need for further seasoning, and the Braves echoed the idea. This is the right move, even if Delgado has better numbers than Minor.

All of this being said, Randall should not get too comfortable in Gwinnett; he is expected to make one of the starts for the Braves' doubleheader next Saturday with the Nationals.

Jack Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with his hand injury. Recently acquired shortstop Paul Janish has been moved to the 25-man roster and will be in Atlanta for the game tomorrow. He is expected to be in the starting lineup.

For more on the Braves, check out Talking Chop.

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Atlanta Braves Acquire Shortstop Paul Janish From Reds

The Atlanta Braves were known to be in the market for a stopgap shortstop as Andrelton Simmons recovers from a broken bone in his pinky finger. Various names had been suggested, but it appears the club settled for Reds shortstop Paul Janish. He is currently playing in Triple-A.

Janish is 29 years old and hit .214/.259/.262 with Cincinnati last year, so it's doubtful that Atlanta plans on using him as an occasional starter alongside Martin Prado and/or Jack Wilson.

As for Todd Redmond, he is currently in his sixth season with the Braves' minor league affiliates. While he has strong numbers across the board (6-6, 3.58 ERA, 8.18K/9 and 2.38 BB/9) he projects to be a middle reliever at the most.

This really isn't too substantial of a move for Atlanta. They acquire depth at the shortstop position, and a player who can hold his own in the field. Redmond is a great teammate and deserves a chance, but there simply isn't room for him with the Braves.

For more on the club, check out Talking Chop.

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