Braves trade CF Anderson to Tigers |

There’s no official announcement or anything, but it certainly would appear that Jordan Schafer will, indeed, begin the season as the regular centerfielder (and leadoff hitter?). I don’t know why the Tigers wanted Anderson enough to give up anything of note, but Rudy Darrow is an interesting middle relief prospect who might see some time in the big leagues this year, though next would seem more likely.

The Braves could do this because they still have a fallback in Gregor Blanco, who still has an option year left. Everybody is a question mark right now, with the left fielders both injury risks and Francoeur just being Francoeur, so I expect that Blanco will spend a lot of time on the I-85 Shuttle.