The Atlanta Braves today announced that they will have 20 non-roster invitees in Spring Training in 2017. The list of 20 includes several of the Braves' top prospects, including right-handed pitcher Patrick Weigel, left-handed pitchers A.J. Minter and Sean Newcomb, infielders Ozzie Albies and Travis Demeritte and outfielder Dustin Peterson.
The full roster of non-roster players includes left-handed pitchers John Danks, Sam Freeman, Adam Kolarek, A.J. Minter, Sean Newcomb and Eric O'Flaherty; right-handed pitchers Blaine Boyer, Rhiner Cruz, Joel De La Cruz, Jordan Walden and Patrick Weigel; catchers David Freitas, Blake Lalli, Joe Odom, Braeden Schlehuber and Kade Scivicque; infielders Ozzie Albies and Travis Demeritte; and outfielders Emilio Bonifacio and Dustin Peterson.
The Atlanta Braves have been training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida since 1998. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Tuesday, February 14, while position players report on Friday, February 17. The first full squad workout will be held on Saturday, February 18.
NON-ROSTER INVITEES (20)
- PITCHERS (10): RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Rhiner Cruz, LHP John Danks, RHP Joel De La Cruz, LHP Sam Freeman, LHP Adam Kolarek, LHP A.J. Minter, LHP Sean Newcomb, LHP Eric O'Flaherty, RHP Jordan Walden and RHP Patrick Weigel
- CATCHERS (5): David Freitas, Blake Lalli, Joe Odom, Braeden Schlehuber and Kade Scivicque
- INFIELDERS (2): Ozzie Albies and Travis Demeritte
- OUTFIELDERS (2): Emilio Bonifacio and Dustin Peterson.