In addition, the Braves placed a total of five players on the disabled list. Left-handed pitcher Mike Minor was placed on the 15-day DL (left shoulder inflammation), as well as outfielders Melvin Upton, Jr. (sesamoiditis in left foot), and Joey Terdoslavich (left wrist sprain, retroactive to April 2). Two pitchers were placed on the 60-day disabled list including right-handers Shae Simmons and Dan Winkler, who are both recovering from "Tommy John" surgery.
Right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and outfielder Dian Toscano were both placed on the restricted list.
The Braves open the 2015 campaign, their 50th in Atlanta, on Monday, April 6, at the Miami Marlins (4:10 p.m. ET, SportSouth). Right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran will make his second straight Opening Day start for Atlanta.
The season-opening roster includes 13 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and four outfielders:
PITCHERS (13): Luis Avilan (LH), Trevor Cahill (RH), Jason Grilli (RH), Juan Jaime (RH),
Jim Johnson (RH), Craig Kimbrel (RH), Cody Martin (RH), Andrew McKirahan (LH),
Shelby Miller (RH), Josh Outman (LH), Eric Stults (LH), Julio Teheran (RH) and Alex Wood (LH)
CATCHERS (2): Christian Bethancourt and A.J. Pierzynski
INFIELDERS (6): Alberto Callaspo, Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, Jace Peterson and Andrelton Simmons
OUTFIELDERS (4): Jonny Gomes, Kelly Johnson, Nick Markakis and Eric Young, Jr.