SAN DIEGO -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said there will not be any surprises among the players the Braves add once rosters are expanded in September.
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons will be among those added once he is cleared to begin playing for the first time since he fractured his right pinkie finger on July 8. Because the Minor League season will conclude on Sept. 3, Simmons will likely play in some playoff games during his rehab stint. Class A Advanced Lynchburg and Class A Rome could both be in the playoffs.
Speedy outfielder Jose Constanza and backup catcher J.C. Boscan are expected to be among the position players. If Jack Wilson is healthy, he also could be among the additions. Wilson has been sidelined since dislocating his right pinkie finger on July 13.
Gonzalez said he will likely add two or three pitchers. Relievers Cory Gearrin and Anthony Varvaro are definite candidates. There is also a chance the Braves could promote both of their top two pitching prospects, Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran. Delgado made 17 starts for Atlanta before being sent to Triple-A Gwinnett just after the All-Star break. Still regarded by many as one of the game's elite pitching prospects, the 21-year-old Teheran has posted a 5.60 ERA in 25 starts for Gwinnett.