Baez, Hughes named D-Braves Players of the Month

By Betsy Haugh / Danville Braves | August 3, 2017 12:00 PM ET

DANVILLE, Va. - The Atlanta Braves Thursday announced their organizational players and pitchers of the month for July, with OF Leudys Baez and P Landon Hughes earning the honors for rookie-level Danville.

Baez was promoted to the Class A Rome Braves Monday after batting .340 in 25 games in Danville this season. He lead the D-Braves with a .395 average in July, recording 30 hits in 76 at bats. Baez also led the team with 18 RBI and was second behind Drew Lugbauer with 4 home runs. He boasted a .395/ .471/ .684 slash line in July.

Hughes earned Pitcher of the Month honors after posting a 0.75 ERA and converting all three of his save opportunities in July. Hughes, a seventh-round pick in this year's MLB Draft out of Georgia Southern, allowed just one earned run in 12 innings pitched during the month, surrendering just 8 hits and 5 walks, while recording 14 strikeouts.

The D-Braves open a six-game, two-city road trip Thursday night in Greeneville. After traveling to Bristol, the Braves will return home Wednesday, August 9 for a three-game set against the Bluefield Blue Jays. To view the complete Danville Braves schedule and promotions, visit

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