Ryan Church designated for assignment

The Braves have made room for Rafael Soriano on the 40-man roster.

The Braves have designated outfielder Ryan Church for assignment to make room for Rafael Soriano on the 40-man roster.

Church was acquired from the Mets on July 10 for Jeff Francoeur. He played in 44 games for the Braves and hit .260 with 2 home runs and 18 RBI in 127 at bats.

Church also had a variety of injuries in his time in Atlanta. The Braves were expected to non-tender Church this weekend.



Bill Shanks hosts The Bill Shanks Show on WFSM Fox Sports 1670 in Macon, Georgia and The Braves Show Talk Show. Shanks writes a weekly baseball column for The Macon Telegraph and is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team. You can email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/billshanks.

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