The Braves announced that outfielder Scott Schebler went unclaimed on waivers and has been outrighted to their alternate training site in Gwinnett. Because he’s been assigned to the alternate training site, Schebler remains in the 60-player pool and is eligible to rejoin the club at a later date this season.
Atlanta acquired the 29-year-old Schebler from the Reds in exchange for cash after Cincinnati designated him for assignment. He received just one plate appearance with the Braves before being designated a second time.
It wasn’t long ago that Schebler was a 30-homer bat for the Reds. He swatted 30 long balls and hit .233/.307/.484 back in 2017 as the primary right fielder in Cincinnati, but the composition of their outfield has turned over considerably since that time. Schebler was used in a more limited role in 2018 but still hit well (.255/.337/.439, 17 homers). Shoulder troubles completely tanked Scheber’s 2019 season, however. He eventually underwent labrum repair surgery after hitting just .123/.253/.222 in 95 Major League plate appearances and .216/.274/.325 in 212 Triple-A plate appearances. He’ll work with the club’s alternate roster in Gwinnett while hoping for another chance at the big league level now that his shoulder is back up to strength.