Since joining the Atlanta Braves in a midseason trade, Cuban Jorge Soler He has become a key part of his new club’s offense. Soler hit his 5th home run for Atlanta on Sunday, going 2 for 4 in a win over the Orioles and he’s now hitting .257 / .378 / .500 in 76 trips to the plate since joining the Braves.
Manager Brian Snitker asks his hitters to try to respond in pressing situations and the club’s newest piece has been doing just that. Sunday’s home run broke a scoreless tie in the top of the quarter. “Tremendous,” Austin Riley said of Soler’s impact. “Soler has taken tremendous shifts and is also a tremendous person. I have really enjoyed the time he has been here with us ”.
In Soler’s 20 games with the club, the Braves have been victorious 17 times. Not only is the team playing their best baseball – they woke up five games ahead of Sunday in the NL East – but all the mid-season acquisitions have made the ninth better.
“Sometimes I wonder if I focus too much on that,” Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos joked about adding players who fit the “personality” of the team. “I have stopped bringing in really talented players. I keep trying to balance that. I don’t know if I’m ever going to find the perfect combination, but from the outset I always try to go with the boys, they are good people ”.
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