RHPs Brandon Beachy, Gavin Floyd (recovering from "Tommy John" surgery) and Kris Medlen ("Tommy John" surgery performed on March 18th) and LHPs Mike Minor (left shoulder tendinitis) and Jonny Venters (recovering from "Tommy John" surgery) were all placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 23rd (retroactive to March 21st). Medlen was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on March 24th.
The Braves roster includes three rookies, Buchter, Schlosser and RHP David Hale, and four players who are donning a Braves uniform for the first time in their career.
The Braves open the 2014 campaign, their 49th in Atlanta, on Monday, March 31, at the Milwaukee Brewers (2:10 p.m. ET, SportSouth).
The season-opening roster includes 12 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders:
PITCHERS (12): Luis Avilan (LH), Ryan Buchter (LH), David Carpenter (RH), David Hale (RH), Aaron Harang (RH), Craig Kimbrel (RH), Gus Schlosser (RH), Julio Teheran (RH), Ian Thomas (LH), Anthony Varvaro (RH), and Jordan Walden (RH) and Alex Wood (RH).
CATCHERS (3): Ryan Doumit, Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird
INFIELDERS (6): Freddie Freeman, Chris Johnson, Tyler Pastornicky, Ramiro Pena, Andrelton Simmons and Dan Uggla
OUTFIELDERS (4): Jason Heyward, Jordan Schafer, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton