The Atlanta Braves made a series of moves before the MLB Trade Deadline. Lost in the moves they made to rebuild their bullpen is the fact that Atlanta brought back outfielder Lane Adams.
Lane Adams spend the majority of the last two seasons with the Atlanta Braves. He was a fan favorite speedster who is now back with the organization where he has found the most success. Adams is a depth piece for now and barring injury won’t make the big league roster.
Adams will join the Braves Triple-A team to serve as a depth piece for the postseason team. Adams is a great piece considering Austin Riley’s struggles at the plate and the recent injury to Nick Markakis.
Markakis isn’t expected back until the end of the season and it is unknown how long it could take Markakis to bounce back.
Adam Duvall is currently in the starting outfield with Ender Inciarte and Ronald Acuna Jr. Duvall is off to a sizzling start but if he were to struggle or Riley was to continue his falloff at the plate Adams will become an option.
Lane Adams hit .240 with Atlanta before joining the Phillies minor league system. He struggled greatly and will need to bounce back if he hopes to earn another chance with Atlanta.
Adams could potentially serve as the fourth outfielder during the final weeks of the season when rosters expand and the Braves need to rest their starters. Easing Nick Markakis back into the fray will be easier with Adams serving as a depth piece as well.
The Braves biggest moves at the deadline were adding three arms to completely rebuild their bullpen. With these depth pieces, Atlanta has set themselves up for a potential deep postseason run. More to come as Atlanta continues to add to their NL East lead.