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Travis Demeritte: Testing free agency
Demeritte elected to become a free agent Monday.
Demeritte was designated for assignment in mid-August by Atlanta and didn't see any interest while going through waivers, as he was ultimately outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett. He'll test the open market ahead of the 2023 season after slashing .213/.260/.337 with three homers, six RBI and nine runs scored over 26 games with Atlanta in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Outrighted to Triple-A
Demeritte cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Demeritte has been in the minors since late May, but he was cast off the 40-man roster Tuesday. He'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Over 38 games at Gwinnett this year, he's slashed .200/.285/.350 with two homers, 14 runs, 13 RBI and six stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: DFA'd by Atlanta
Atlanta designated Demeritte for assignment Tuesday.
Demeritte slashed a poor .213/.260/.337 with three home runs and six RBI in 26 games before Atlanta sent him down at the end of May. The 27-year-old figures to clear waivers and remain with Triple-A Gwinnett, but it's possible another club in need of organizational outfield depth picks him up.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Sent down Saturday
Demeritte was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
Demeritte was out of the lineup for three of the last five games after seeing regular playing time earlier in the month, and he will cede his spot on the active roster to top prospect Michael Harris. Demeritte hit .213 with three homers, nine runs and six RBI over 26 major-league games to begin the year, and he could rejoin the big-league club at some point this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Appears to lose out on everyday gig
Demeritte is on the bench for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
After falling into an 0-for-29 slump at the plate, Demeritte looks to have lost hold of his everyday role in the Atlanta outfield. For the second day in a row, Demeritte will sit against a right-handed pitcher (Kyle Gibson) while William Contreras replaces him in the starting nine.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Not starting Monday
Demeritte will be on the bench Monday against the Phillies.
Demeritte sits after starting 13 straight games. He's gone hitless in the last seven of those contests, lowering his season slash line to .217/.267/.349. Ronald Acuna will play right field, with Marcell Ozuna moving to the designated hitter spot and William Contreras getting the start in left field.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: In midst of long slump
Demeritte will start in right field and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Demeritte continues to hold down an everyday role in the Atlanta outfield, but he may not have a long leash while he continues to languish. The 27-year-old has gone 0-for-25 with 10 strikeouts over his last six starts and will now bat out of the No. 9 spot for the fourth straight contest Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Perfect in leadoff spot Friday
Demeritte went 3-for-3 with two walks in Friday's loss to the Padres.
Leading off and playing right field, Demeritte reached base every time he came to the plate, but the hitters behind him couldn't capitalize. The 27-year-old continues to thrive since his promotion in April, slashing .314/.379/.529 through 16 games for Atlanta with three homers, five RBI and nine runs.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Returns to lineup
Demeritte (fatigue) will bat eighth and play left field Saturday against Milwaukee, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Demeritte was scratched Wednesday against the Mets due to fatigue and remained on the bench Friday. He's ready to go again Saturday and will be looking to build on a strong start to the season which has seen him hit .303/.368/.545 through 11 games.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Available off bench
Demeritte (fatigue) is available off the bench Friday against Milwaukee, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Demeritte was scratched Wednesday against the Mets due to fatigue after playing 18 innings in a doubleheader the day before. The fact that he remained on the bench even after Thursday's off day could have implied that he was dealing with a more serious issue, but that's seemingly not the case given that he's available to play at least a minor role.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Remains out
Demeritte (fatigue) remains on the bench Friday against the Brewers, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Demeritte was a late scratch Wednesday against the Mets due reportedly to fatigue, though the fact that he's still sidelined even after Thursday's scheduled off day suggests that there could be something else going on. Guillermo Heredia will make another start in right field.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Late scratch Wednesday
Demeritte was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets due to fatigue, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Bowman notes that Demeritte was seen walking out of the clubhouse earlier Wednesday with a trainer by his side. However, the outfielder was simply fatigued after playing 18 innings during Tuesday's doubleheader, and he'll be available as a pinch hitter. With Demeritte on the bench for the series finale, Guillermo Heredia will start in his place in right field and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Pops second homer
Demeritte went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.
Starting in right field and hitting leadoff, Demeritte raced around the bases in the third inning after center fielder Adolis Garcia misplayed a scorching line drive, the first inside-the-park homer in Globe Life Field history. Demeritte continues to make a strong case for an everyday role in the Atlanta outfield while Eddie Rosario (eye) is sidelined, if not longer. In six games since his promotion from Triple-A Gwinnett, the 27-year-old is slashing .389/.450/.778 with two home runs.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Sticks in lineup for third straight
Demeritte will start in left field and bat eighth Thursday against the Cubs.
Ronald Acuna (knee) came off the 10-day injured list earlier Thursday and will be making his season debut as Atlanta's starting right fielder, but for at least one game, his return won't cost Demeritte a spot in the lineup. With Atlanta designating Alex Dickerson for assignment to open up a spot on the roster for Acuna, Demeritte is left to vie with Guillermo Heredia and Orlando Arcia for the remaining outfield or designated-hitter role in most games. Demeritte appears to have the advantage over both Heredia and Arcia for the full-time gig, as he'll be making his third consecutive start after going 1-for-6 with a solo home run in the first two games of the series with the Cubs. All of Demeritte, Heredia and Arcia are right-handed hitters, so a platoon arrangement between two of the three won't be a feasible solution.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Blasts first homer of 2022
Demeritte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Cubs.
His fifth-inning shot off Marcus Stroman snapped a 1-1 tie and proved to be the game-winning hit. Ronald Acuna (knee) appears to be mere days away from making his season debut, but there's still an opportunity for Demeritte to carve out a role in the Atlanta outfield with Eddie Rosario (eye) sidelined until at least late June, and the 27-year-old is doing his best to seize it by going 3-for-7 with a double and a homer since his promotion from Triple-A Gwinnett.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Moves up to big club
Atlanta recalled Demeritte from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
He'll likely be in store for a short-term stay with the big club, as Atlanta placed Austin Riley (personal) on the paternity list in a corresponding move. Over 12 games at Gwinnett this season, Demeritte has picked up starts in both corner-outfield spots and at designated hitter while slashing .283/.365/.630 with 10 extra-base hits.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Optioned to Gwinnett
Demeritte was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Demeritte was buried deep on the outfield depth chart even with Ronald Acuna still recovering from knee surgery. He owns a .217/.284/.323 slash line in 66 career minor-league games, and while he did hit .282/.363/.575 in 81 games for Gwinnett last season, that came with a 33.0 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Travis Demeritte: Contract selected
Demeritte's contract was selected by Atlanta on Saturday.
Demeritte didn't appear in a big-league game this season and owns a poor .217/.284/.323 slash line in 66 career games at the highest level. He showed some promise in 81 games for Triple-A Gwinnett this season, hitting .282/.363/.575 with 21 homers in 81 games, but he also struck out in 33.0 percent of his at-bats.... See More ... See Less
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