The Atlanta Braves recently made the shocking decision to option both Vaughn Grissom and Braden Shewmake to the minor leagues. One of those players was expected to take over shortstop duties in 2023 following Dansby Swanson’s departure. Braves’ third base and infield coach Ron Washington addressed Atlanta’s decision, per The Athletic’s David O’Brien.

“I’m looking at the process. The process is sustaining, and consistency,” Washington said. “That’s what it is. And they’re in the process right now. And they’ve got a very, very, very bright future. It just didn’t happen this spring.”