Braves activate Schebler, d'Arnaud, Flowers

July 29th, 2020

ATLANTA -- The Braves activated newly acquired outfielder and their two primary catchers --  and -- before Wednesday night’s home opener against the Rays at Truist Park. 

d’Arnaud and Flowers were placed on the COVID-19 injured list when they began showing symptoms last week. Both tested negative multiple times and were given clearance to begin working out at the team’s facilities again on Tuesday. 

Schebler was acquired from the Reds for cash considerations last week. The 29-year-old left-handed slugger, who hit 30 homers in 2017, will provide some depth. He runs well and is considered an above-average defensive outfielder. 

To make room for these three veterans, the Braves optioned right-handed reliever Chad Sobotka and catchers Alex Jackson and William Contreras to the club’s alternate training site, which is Triple-A Gwinnett’s stadium. 

Jackson and Contreras capably handled the catching duties while d’Arnaud and Flowers were sidelined through the season’s first five games.