In addition, the Braves placed four pitchers on the 15-day disabled list including LHPs Manny Banuelos (left elbow inflammation, retroactive to March 25), Jesse Biddle and Andrew McKirahan, and RHP Shae Simmons (all recovering from "Tommy John" surgery). Left-handed pitcher Paco Rodriguez (recovering from "Tommy John" surgery) was placed on the 60-day disabled list on February 20.
The Braves open the 2016 campaign, their 51st in Atlanta and their final season at Turner Field, on Monday, April 4, at home (4:10 p.m. ET, FOX Sports Southeast). Right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran will make his third straight Opening Day start for Atlanta.
The season-opening roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders:
PITCHERS (12): John Gant (RH), Jason Grilli (RH), Jim Johnson (RH), Bud Norris (RH), Eric O'Flaherty (LH), Alexi Ogando (RH), Williams Perez (RH), Jose Ramirez (RH), Julio Teheran (RH), Arodys Vizcaino (RH), Dan Winkler (RH) and Matt Wisler (RH).
CATCHERS (2): Tyler Flowers and A.J. Pierzynski
INFIELDERS (6): Erick Aybar, Gordon Beckham, Freddie Freeman, Adonis Garcia, Kelly Johnson and Jace Peterson.
OUTFIELDERS (5): Jeff Francoeur, Ender Inciarte, Nick Markakis, Hector Olivera and Drew Stubbs.