Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
1 week ago

D'Arnaud (illness) will man shortstop and bat second in the order in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

D'Arnaud has been sidelined for much of the past two weeks with bronchitis, but after getting some swings in against minor-league pitching a day ago, the Braves have cleared him to return to spring training action. The 30-year-old is expected to vie for a utility role with the Braves, but doesn't have a clear path to everyday at-bats.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
1 week ago

D'Arnaud (bronchitis) is scheduled to face minor league pitchers Monday and make his return to the Braves' Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran utility man has missed two weeks of camp with the illness, but d'Arnaud still has plenty of time to solidify his spot on the team's bench before Opening Day.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
2 weeks ago

D'Arnaud is still sidelined after developing bronchitis, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old also received the instructions to stay away from camp until he's not contagious, so it seems like he'll be held out for another few days. It shouldn't be of long-term concern, however, so d'Arnaud should resume his spot as the Braves primary super-utility player upon his return.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
3 weeks ago

D'Arnaud has been battling the flu in recent days, David O'Brien of the AJC reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team has yet to announce how long D'Arnaud will be shelved with the illness, but O'Brien reports that the bug has hit a couple of players in the Braves' clubhouse. His temporary absence will likely lead to more at-bats for the likes of Dansby Swanson and Jace Peterson in exhibition games.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
4 weeks ago

D'Arnaud is getting reps at first base this spring, Kevin McAlpin of Braves Radio Net reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's another tool for D'Arnaud as he competes against Jace Pederson for a primary utility role this season. The right-hander played all other infield and outfield positions last season and now could be used as a spell for Freddie Freeman if all goes well. D'Arnaud hit just .245 in 84 games with the Braves last year and seems set for a reserve role this coming season, regardless of where he plays on the field.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
1 month ago

D'Arnaud will compete with Jace Peterson for the primary utility spot on the Braves' bench, Zak Kerr of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

For a rebuilding club, the Braves actually have a fairly set starting lineup following the acquisition of Brandon Phillips, so playing time could be tough to come by for the team's bench. D'Arnaud did play everywhere but pitcher, catcher and first base in 2016, however, giving him a leg up in the battle. The team also lacks any depth in the outfield -- starters Matt Kemp, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis are currently the only outfielders on the 40-man roster -- so if d'Arnaud or Peterson show they can handle center field on a semi-regular basis, they could see enough at-bats to become a viable option in deep NL-only leagues.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
2 months ago

D'Arnaud will head into spring training as a favorite to win a spot on the Braves' bench.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old played six positions for Atlanta last season, and while the Sean Rodriguez signing does add another utility infielder to the mix, d'Arnaud is out of options and seems likely to keep his spot on the 25-man roster on Opening Day. His stay may be short-lived, however, as top prospect Ozzie Albies is knocking on the door and could seize the starting second base job in the first half, making d'Arnaud expendable.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
6 months ago

D'Arnaud had a wart removed from his foot and will be out for a few days, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Daniel Castro was recalled to bolster the team's middle-infield depth while d'Arnaud is unavailable. D'Arnaud has seen his at-bats dry up (four at-bats this month) and he hasn't contributed much when given an opportunity, but he figures to compete for a utility role in spring training.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
7 months ago

D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

D'Arnaud has failed to capitalize on his limited opportunities this month, going 6-for-33 with one extra-base hit and nine strikeouts. He figures to continue seeing only sporadic starts around the infield, and his at-bats may be dialed back even further in September if the team opts to evaluate more promising young talent.

Chase d'Arnaud
2B/SS/3B ATL
7 months ago

D'Arnaud is replacing the scratched Jace Peterson in Atlanta's lineup Monday night against Arizona, batting seventh and playing second base.

EDGE Analysis

D'Arnaud has been used sparingly in August, taking just 28 plate appearances in 13 games with a .555 OPS. It's unclear what's wrong with Peterson, but an injury may open more playing time for d'Arnaud in his absence. He owns a .253/.318/.346 line with one home run in 72 games this season.