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MLB Free Agency Rumors: Braves won't pursue Matt Wieters, per report

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Peter Gammons reports that the Atlanta Braves won't be one of the teams chasing Matt Wieters in free agency.

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The Atlanta Braves figure to be one of the more active teams over the winter but are reportedly not interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters according to a report by Peter Gammons.

Many have speculated that Wieters and the Braves would be a match due to his ties to Atlanta along with team's current catching situation. Wieters is from South Carolina and went to Georgia Tech. The Braves have an unsettled catching situation due to the free agency of A.J. Pierzynski and the status of Christian Bethancourt.

The team has expressed interest in re-signing Pierzynski who hit .300 in 113 games for the team in 2015. However, at 38, Pierzynski is likely best suited as a situational player. Which brings us to Bethancourt who was once a highly touted prospect by the organization but has routinely failed to earn the trust of the decision makers within the organization. The situation is to the point where a fresh start might be the solution for both parties.

Perhaps the Braves opt to give Bethancourt another shot but they will be in the market for another catching option.