Dallas Keuchel, who signed a one-year deal with the Braves last week, gave up three runs and 11 hits over seven innings for Double-A Mississippi on Saturday, but said he felt good physically and hopes his next outing will be in the majors.
Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing his place among the franchise's all-time greats.
Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb exited Saturday's game in the third inning after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto. Newcomb left the field under his own power.