The Atlanta Braves today set their 25-man roster for the National League Wild Card Game, to be played tonight (Friday) against the St. Louis Cardinals at Turner Field. The roster includes nine pitchers, three catchers, eight infielders and five outfielders. Twelve players on the roster have previous postseason experience, including four who have appeared in the World Series. There are five rookies on the squad.
The 2012 N.L. Wild Card game will begin at 5:07 p.m. ET on TBS, with the winner slated to begin the Division Series on Sunday against the Washington Nationals.
The Wild Card roster:
PITCHERS (9): Luis Avilan (LH), Chad Durbin (RH), Cory Gearrin (RH), Tim Hudson (RH), Craig Kimbrel (RH), Kris Medlen (RH), Mike Minor (LH), Eric O’Flaherty (LH) and Jonny Venters (LH)
CATCHERS (3): J.C. Boscan, Brian McCann and David Ross
INFIELDERS (8): Jeff Baker, Freddie Freeman, Eric Hinske, Chipper Jones, Lyle Overbay, Tyler Pastornicky, Andrelton Simmons and Dan Uggla
OUTFIELDERS (5): Michael Bourn, Jose Constanza, Jason Heyward, Reed Johnson and Martin Prado