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Braves rookie CF Pache banking on postseason in bid to start

Atlanta Braves infielder Johan Camargo, left, and outfielder Cristian Pache watch spring training baseball practice in North Port, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

For a 22-year-old rookie who has had only four regular-season at-bats, Cristian Pache has good reason to look comfortable with Atlanta Braves starters in spring training.

Pache already has delivered offensive and defensive highlights on one of the game's biggest stages. Pache unveiled his talents with six starts in center field in Atlanta's NLCS loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. His second-deck homer and above-the-wall catch were enticing previews of the big plays he might provide as a starter in 2021.