Braves announce 2020 spring training non-roster invitees


The Atlanta Braves announced they have invited 26 non-roster players to spring training. The invitees consist of 17 position players, and nine pitchers.

Five of the Braves top-10 prospects will be heading to spring training, headlined by the club’s No. 2 prospect Drew Waters and top pitching prospect Ian Anderson. Both 2019 first round picks, Shea Langeliers (No. 5 prospect) and Braden Shewmake (No. 9 prospect), and left-handed hurler Kyle Muller (No. 7 prospect)  are the other highly touted minor leaguers receiving invites.

Recently signed RHP Félix Hernández received a non-roster invite to spring training. The club signed Hernández to a minor-league deal earlier this week, and the longtime Seattle ace would get a one-year, $1 million deal if he is added to Atlanta’s 40-man roster.

Below is the list of Braves’ non-roster invitees:

• PITCHERS (9): RHP Ian Anderson, LHP Thomas Burrows, RHP Félix Hernández, RHP Kurt Hoekstra, RHP Connor Johnstone, LHP Kyle Muller, LHP Chris Nunn, RHP Ben Rowen, LHP Chris Rusin

• CATCHERS (3): Shea Langeliers, Carlos Martínez, Jonathan Morales

• INFIELDERS (9): Bryce Ball, Charlie Culberson, Sean Kazmar, Pete Kozma, Jack Lopez, Peter O’Brien, Braden Shewmake, Yangervis Solarte, Riley Unroe

• OUTFIELDERS (5): Trey Harris, Greyson Jenista, Rafael Ortega, Shane Robinson, Drew Waters