Braves pick up Sandoval’s contract, keep Inciarte for bench
ATLANTA (AP) – Pablo Sandoval has made the opening day roster for the Atlanta Braves. The team made a flurry of moves to complete its 26-man roster that included selecting the contract of Sandoval, a nonroster infielder. The 34-year-old Sandoval is a two-time All-Star and 2012 World Series MVP looking to revive his career in a bench role with the Braves. The portly switch-hitter earned his spot by hitting .429 with four RBIs this spring. The Braves also selected the contracts of two other nonroster players: infielder Ehire Adrianza and reliever Nate Jones. Former All-Stars Jason Kipnis and Jake Lamb were released.