The 2012 World Series MVP joined the Braves after being released a few weeks ago by the San Francisco Giants.
He started third base in the final game of the regular season, going 0-for-2 with two moves, losing 9–1 to the Boston Red Sox. Sandowal played 33 games for the Giants, .220 with a homer and six RBIs.
The Braves also brought infielder Charlie Culberson back to the big league roster and released left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone, who was acquired in the trade deadline, but posted a 14.90 ERA in three starts.
28 Players roster for best series of three matches between Reds and Braves:
Pitchers (12): RH Teej Anton, RH Trevor Bauer, RH Archie Bradley, RH Luis Castillo, LH Amir Garrett, RH Sunny Gray, RH Raisel Iglesias, RH Michael Lorenzen, RH Tyler Mahle, LH Wade Miley, RH Lucas Sims, RH Robert Stephenson
Catchers (2): Tucker Barnhart, Kurt Kasli
Infielders (7): Matt Davidson, Kyle Farmer, Freddy Galvis, Jose Garcia, Mike Mowkas, Eugenio Suarez, Joey Votto
Outfielders (7): Shogo Akiyama, Aristides Aquino, Nick Castellanos, Brian Goodwin, Travis Jankowski, Nick Senzel, Jessie Winker
Pitchers (13): RH Ian Anderson, LH Grant Dayton, LH Max Fried, RH Shane Green, RH Chris Martin, LH Tyler Matzek, RH Mark Melancon, LH AJ Minor, RH Darren O’Day, LH Will Smith, RH Josh Tomlin, RH Joseb Webb , RH Kyle Wright
Catchers (3): William Contreras, Travis D’Arnaud, Tyler Flowers
Infielders (7): Ozzie Albis, Johan Camargo, Charlie Culberson, Freddie Freeman, Austin Riley, Pablo Sandoval, Dansby Swanson
Outfielders (5): Ronald Acuna Jr., Adam Duvall, Nick Markakis, Marcel Ozuna, Christian Pache.