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The Braves have penciled in Donaldson to bat second in the order for the upcoming season.
Nick Markakis won his first Silver Slugger Award Thursday to cap a terrific 2018 campaign. "MLB coaches and managers vote each season for the players they feel are the top offensive producers at each position in the field in the American League and National League. Voters base their selections on a combination of offensive statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, as well as their general impressions of a player's overall offensive value. Managers and coaches are not allowed to vote for players on their own team."
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Dansby Swanson underwent wrist surgery to remove a loose body in that area and is expected to fully recover in time for spring training.
Freddie Freeman, Ender Inciarte, and Nick Markakis each won a Gold Glove Award for their respective positions Sunday.
Ronald Acuna, Jr. was named the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Monday after establishing himself as a superstar in the 2018 campaign.
Brian Snitker has signed a two-year extension as manager of the Braves with an option for a third year.
Kevin Gausman allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), and three walks while recording six strikeouts in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Phillies. Gausman will be the team's #3 starter for the NLDS.
Mike Foltynewicz allowed one hit, one run (earned), and no walks while recording nine strikeouts in Friday night's 10-2 win over the Phillies.
Ender Inciarte went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in Friday night's 10-2 win over the Phillies.
Freddie Freeman went 4-for-5 with three doubles, a walk, and three RBI in Friday night's 10-2 win over the Phillies.
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