Aug 11, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Joey Terdoslavich (25) celebrates after scoring in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Joey Terdoslavich Heads South To Play Some Ball

Sep 28, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Joey Terdoslavich (25) watches a game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves youngster, Joey Terdoslavich, is going to get some extra swings this winter.  He headed down to the Dominican Republic this morning to play ball in the Liga de Beisbol Dominicano league for the Toros Del Este.

In Joey’s first game with Toros, he missed the cycle by a home run as he went 3-4 with a triple, double and single.  He had two RBI’s and a run scored.  Not a bad outing for a guy who hasn’t seen live pitching since September 29th.

The 25-year-old came up to the MLB team on July 4th when Jordan Schafer got injured.  Mostly used as a late inning pinch hitter in 2013, Joey’s slash line was .215/.315/.266 in 79 at bats.

In 2011, Terdoslavich’s 52 doubles broke a high Class A Carolina League record that had stood for 65 seasons.  He went into the 2012 season as a talented prospect for the Braves.  In 2012, he moved from Double AA Mississippi to Triple AAA Gwinnett but struggled in Gwinnett.  Also the struggles came on the field.  He was moved to the outfield and it seemed to help his bat.  Hitting well enough in early 2013 in Gwinnett, Joey was moved up to Atlanta in July.

Joey will play left field for Toros and batted 5th in the lineup Wednesday night.  We will keep you updated on his progress as his winter season goes on.



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  • fireboss

    This effectively makes Joey the bench bat, fourth outfielder, first baseman for next season. They aren’t replacing RJ and might well make Schafer a trade piece. With Heyward experienced in center now if BJ should do his minnow on the dock impression again next year inserting Joey in left instead of Schafer in center could well be the plan. There are a few teams where Schafer could start regularly and might return something we need in his place. I don;t know of course but suddenly sending JT to winter ball makes me think some kind of deal is in the offing.

    • Sealift67

      Possibly, yet I can see both Joey T and Schafer coming off
      the bench as their games are so different. Important to keep the
      pressure on BJ to hopefully improve his plate discipline and
      mechanics. I also continue to not rule out Wren picking up
      another OF who makes contact and can play CF.