Rich Amaral

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175
Bat: R
Throw: R
College: UCLA
Birth Place: Visalia, California
Draft: Undrafted
  • Report: Braves sending SS Swanson to Triple-A

    Report: Braves sending SS Swanson to Triple-A news services The Atlanta Braves have apparently decided slumping rookie Dansby Swanson needs a stint in the minors to find his stroke again, as they plan to demote the shortstop saddled with a .209 batting average to Triple-A Gwinnett, according to an report. The 23-year-old Swanson was told he'd be sent down to Atlanta's top minor league affiliate on Wednesday, but the Braves aren't expected to officially announce the move until Thursday, the report says. Swanson made his major league debut in 2016 and hit .302 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 38 games last season. But the Arizona Diamondbacks' No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, who was then traded to his hometown Braves

  • UPI

    MLB: Different eras to come together at Hall of Fame induction

    There will be plenty of reminders, even some imperfect ones, of baseball's ability to connect different eras on Sunday afternoon, when a quintet of men -- former players Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez and executives John Schuerholz and Bud Selig -- will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in front of tens of thousands of fans at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y. Schuerholz and Selig, who were elected as "Today's Game" candidates by the Eras Committee (the rebranded Veterans Committee) last December, began working in the game in the 1960s. Schuerholz started in the front office of his hometown Baltimore Orioles, and Selig was a minority investor of the Milwaukee Braves. Among

  • Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout
    The Charlotte Observer

    Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

    Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a regular player and admitted he wished he was doing better than his .220 average. On Wednesday, however, Marte showed bat and speed prowess with a rare inside-the-park home run, helping the Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3. "It's fun for the fans. Everyone knows I run well," Marte said in Spanish. "I never looked at the ball when it left the bat. I just ran hard and when I got to second base, I looked at the (third-base) coach and he sent me, so I just ran faster." The Diamondbacks put on an offensive show, as J.D. Martinez homered twice, his second and third home runs