Do Braves Have True DH-Style Hitter on Current Roster?


Who will be the Atlanta Braves designated hitter when baseball starts back as the league will have a universal DH rule for this season only. The guys on Dukes & Bell talked about how this will affect the Braves, who it could be, and are the Braves set up for the DH as the roster is currently constructed.

Carl asked if the Braves would use Austin Riley as the DH.

“Yeah, he’s supposed to be playing third base, is Camargo consistent enough? That’s another thing in Spring Training. Austin Riley in the 2-3 weeks we got to see he was raking, he looked pretty good. Then you’ve got guys like Duvall, you could use him as a DH,” Bell said. “We’re not really built for it, let’s be honest. There are a lot of teams in the American league they will have a guy that’s more power oriented, a more contact oriented guy that they could use. You can flip the lineup.”