Braves RHP Chris Martin added to NLCS roster

Field Level Media

October 17, 2021 at 12:05 am.

The Atlanta Braves added right-hander Chris Martin to their National League Championship Series roster ahead of Game 1 against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Infielder Johan Camargo also was added on Saturday morning, while left-hander Dylan Lee and outfielder Terrance Gore were left off the roster for the Braves.

Martin, 35, posted a 2-4 record with one save and a 3.95 ERA in 46 relief appearances this season.

Camargo, 27, is 0-for-16 with six strikeouts in 15 games in 2021.

Braves outfielder Jorge Soler was left off the roster. He was removed after three games of the NL Division Series due to testing positive for COVID-19.

Soler hit 14 homers in 55 games for Atlanta after being acquired from the Kansas City Royals in late July.

While the Braves featured 14 position players and 12 pitchers, the Dodgers went with a 13-13 split.

Los Angeles left-hander David Price did not pitch against the San Francisco Giants despite being listed on the NL Division Series roster. He joined outfielder Billy McKinney in being left off the Dodgers’ NLCS roster in favor of left-hander Justin Bruihl and right-hander Evan Phillips.

MVP candidate Max Muncy was again left off the roster as he recovers from a dislocated left elbow sustained on Oct. 3 in the regular-season finale.

“Not playing has been one of the worst things. I’ve had better days,” Muncy told reporters. “It’s one of those things that it’s still really painful and you try and get through it and trying to see where we’re at. I’ve had better days.”

Muncy batted .249 with 36 home runs and 94 RBIs in 144 games. The two-time All-Star is a career .233/.400/.481 hitter in the playoffs.

Bruihl, 24, is 0-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 21 appearances (two starts) this season.

Phillips, 27, owns a 1-1 record with a 3.48 ERA in seven relief appearances in 2021.