Both Camargo, Riley Belong On Braves Opening-Day Roster

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
March 10, 2020 - 2:21 pm

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One of the biggest questions marks heading into this season for the Atlanta Braves has been at the third-base position.

With the loss of Josh Donaldson to the Minnesota Twins in the offseason, the battle has come down to either Johan Camargo and Austin Riley.

Both Riley and Camargo are 7-for-23 with a .304 batting average.

Riley has two home runs to Camargo's one home run. They have both struck out five times during their spring appearances. 

Manager Brian Snitker has been skeptical to keep both guys on the opening-day roster.

But is there a third option to keep both on the roster rather than one guy be sent down to Gwinnett?

"I would like to see them both on the opening-day roster," 92.9 The Game's Joe Patrick told Andy and Randy. 

"What kind of a message does it send to those guys to send them down. I think, clearly, both of them had these targets they wanted to hit this spring in terms of making the team and I think you can say both of them are hitting those targets right now. And it's really tough mentally to them if you have to go down, and you're expecting to have been in a certain position." 

And we saw how that disappointment of being sent down effected Camargo last season.

"Right now, both of these guys are lighting up...I think you got to carry them both. It'd be so tough not to."