Mat Latos, Robinson Cano are your players of the week


Gosh, it seems like these things happen every week! Anyway:

Mat Latos is your NL Player of the Week. Latos was 2-0 in back-to-back complete games, while striking out 20 and allowing but a single earned run in each start.

Robinson Cano takes the honors in the AL.  He hit .414 with two doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI  and five runs scored in seven games including a couple of notable game-winning shots.

I presume we’ll get an announcement about Player of the Month soon. No word on when Player of the Fortnight will be named.

Johan Camargo will start season on disabled list

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Braves third baseman Johan Camargo will begin the regular season on the disabled list with a strained side and back, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Camargo suffered the injury last week in a Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays and hasn’t played since.

With Camargo out, Rio Ruiz will likely play third base in his place, as well Charlie Culberson and Danny Santana. O’Brien notes that had Camargo not been injured, the Braves likely would’ve left Ruiz off the roster in favor of an extra outfielder or third catcher.

Camargo had a solid rookie season for the Braves in 2017, batting .299/.331/.452 across 82 games. Ruiz did not fare as well, batting .193/.283/.307 in 53 games.