May 8, 2017

Strange Laundry: Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard
Gwinnett Braves (2017)
After spending 13 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, 37 year old Ryan Howard signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.  He was assigned to their Triple A affiliate in Gwinnett in the hopes that the Braves could call him up to utilize as their DH for interleague games.

Things didn't go as planned for Howard or the Braves.  He played a total of 11 games with the Gwinnett Braves, batting .184 with two walks, a single home run and 11 strikeouts in 42 plate appearances.  He was released by the Braves earlier today.