The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their Spring Training with a victory over the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida.
Highlights included a three-run homer by Ozzie Albies in the top of the fifth inning. In addition, Mike Soroka took to the pitchers mound in the bottom of the sixth inning for his first outing since an injury to his right Achilles tendon back on August 3rd. He was credited with the save, while Drew Smyly picked up the win for Atlanta.
Just one more day remains until Opening Day! The Atlanta Braves will open up the 2021 regular season this Thursday with a match in Philadelphia versus the Phillies. First pitch is set for 3:05 pm at Citizens Bank Park. Listen to the game on WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM; air time is 1:50 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
In other news, the Atlanta Braves released the 2021 field staffs for all four of their minor league clubs on Tuesday. Kanekoa Texeira will serve as manager for the Rome Braves as they transition to High-A. The full staff is posted on the Rome website, www.romebraves.com.