Player News - Braves

Date: Team: Pos:

Braves designated RHP Mauricio Cabrera for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Peter Moylan. Cabrera was a disaster in the minors last season, but he's just 24 and can touch triple digits on the radar gun, so he figures to get scooped up on waivers.
Feb 19 - 6:58 PM

Braves signed RHP Peter Moylan to a one-year, $575,000 contract.

His salary will go up to $1.25 assuming he's on the Opening Day roster. Moylan posted a 3.49 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio across 59 1/3 innings for the Royals last season and held righties to a .161/.244/.236 batting line.
Feb 19 - 6:53 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Braves have agreed to a deal with Peter Moylan.

Terms aren't yet available, but the deal will become official assuming all goes well with a scheduled physical Monday in Orlando. Moylan posted a 3.49 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio across 59 1/3 innings for the Royals last season. This will be his third stint with the Braves.
Feb 19 - 8:51 AM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Scott Kazmir (hip) is "on the regular program" and "says he feels good" at the start of spring training.

Kazmir was limited to four rehab appearances last season due to nagging hip issues, but he's healthy for now and is aiming to capture a spot in the Braves' rotation. As long as he's able to stay on the mound, the left-hander would seem to be a pretty good bet to break camp as part of the starting five.
Feb 18 - 1:46 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves "are in the process of attempting to complete a deal with Peter Moylan."

Details of the deal aren't known, but it figures to be a modest one-year contract. Moylan posted a 3.49 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio across 59 1/3 innings for the Royals last season, holding righties to a .161/.244/.236 batting line. Eight of the 39-year-old sidearmer's 11 big league seasons have come with Atlanta.
Feb 18 - 9:38 AM

Braves signed C Chris Stewart to a one-year, $575,000 contract.

Stewart got a major league deal, but he'll likely be stationed at Triple-A Gwinnett if Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki make it through spring training without any physical issues. Stewart, 35, batted just .183/.241/.221 in 144 plate appearances last year with the Pirates. He owns a .230/.298/.293 career slash line.
Feb 14 - 1:03 PM

Braves placed LHP Grant Dayton on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Dayton underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last August and is likely to miss the entire 2019 season. Atlanta claimed the 30-year-old lefty reliever off waivers from the Dodgers in late November.
Feb 14 - 1:00 PM

Ender Inciarte worked on his baserunning and defensive range this offseason with speed coach Tom Shaw.

Inciarte had a career year in many ways in 2017, slashing .304/.350/.409 over a league-leading 662 at-bats while earning his first National League All-Star nod and second Gold Glove, but he feels he can do better than the 22 stolen bases he tallied in 31 attempts. The 27-year-old center fielder carries intriguing fantasy upside as the locked-in leadoff man in a young Braves lineup that should get better and better as the 2018 season goes along.
Feb 14 - 8:41 AM

Aaron Blair has shed over 40 pounds since last spring.

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Blair lost most of the weight from his offseason training regimen after tearing the lat muscle in his final Triple-A start of 2017. A former highly-regarded prospect, the 25-year-old spent nearly all of last season in Triple-A while posting a disappointing 5.02 ERA. He's going to have to earn his way back on the radar. He's at least motivated to do exactly that.
Feb 13 - 2:14 PM

Mike Foltynewicz lost his arbitration hearing against the Braves and will be paid $2.2 million in 2018.

What's $100,000 between friends? That's the difference between what Folty asked for, $2.3 million, and what the club offered when both sides filed in mid-January. It was the 26-year-old's first time through the process since he was a Super Two player. Foltynewicz was 10-13 with a 4.79 ERA in 28 starts and one relief appearance last season, and is written in pen in the Braves' rotation entering 2018.
Feb 10 - 5:25 PM

Braves signed RHP Miguel Socolovich to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Socolovich allowed 20 runs -- 18 earned -- in 18 2/3 innings last season with the Cardinals before getting designated for assignment in late May. The 31-year-old right-hander is highly doubtful to crack the Opening Day bullpen in Atlanta.
Feb 1 - 1:45 PM

Braves signed OF Jaff Decker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Decker was outrighted off the Athletics' 40-man roster in late October after batting just .200/.322/.260 with two extra-base hits and 17 strikeouts over 62 major league plate appearances in 2017. He will likely open the 2018 season with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Feb 1 - 12:57 PM

Braves prospect outfielder Ronald Acuna realizes that he might begin the season in the minors for service time reasons.

It's an unfortunate part of the business. On talent alone, Acuna should probably be with the Braves on Opening Day, but there's obvious incentive for the club to keep him in the minors for at least the first few weeks of the 2018 season. "I've talked to some people, and I think the debate is whether they should keep me [with Triple-A Gwinnett] for a couple weeks or a month or however that works, contractually, to benefit the team," Acuna told Mark Bowman of MLB.com through an interpreter. "I've tried not to focus on any of that. My goal is just to compete for the roster spot and hopefully make the team." No matter how you slice it, Acuna isn't far off from making an impact. Regarded as the top prospect in the game by most, the 20-year-old tore through three levels in the minors last season while batting .325/.374/.522 with 21 home runs and 44 steals over 139 games.
Jan 29 - 10:48 AM

Freddie Freeman told Mark Bowman of MLB.com that his left wrist feels strong.

Freeman required surgery for a fractured left wrist last May and dealt with some fatigue down the stretch after returning earlier than expected. He said during the Braves' Chop Fest event on Saturday that he has regained strength in the wrist and has even started hitting earlier than usual in order to test his progress. "I did it in 25-degree weather on purpose the first day just to see if there would be any aches or pains," explained Freeman. "I have had zero problems. Everything feels great and everything feels strong." Freeman batted .307/.403/.586 with 28 homers and 71 RBI over 117 games last season and should be one of the most productive fantasy first baseman in 2018 if healthy.
Jan 29 - 9:50 AM

Braves re-signed INF Sean Kazmar to a minor league contract.

The 33-year-old has functioned as minor league depth for the Braves in each of the past five seasons. In 2017, he slashed .284/.310/.416 with 11 homers and 45 RBI in 99 games at Triple-A Gwinnett.
Jan 27 - 8:43 AM


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