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Braves news and links: No decision for Lazarito Armenteros

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Cuban prospect Lazarito Armenteros did not announce a decision on Wednesday. We discuss in today's news roundup

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Wednesday was billed as decision day for Cuban prospect Lazarito Armenteros but it came and went without an announcement.'s Jesse Sanchez that Armenteros is still weighing his options with his family.

The Braves are among the teams interested in Armenteros but only if he is willing to wait until until the next signing period on July 2 to sign.

More Braves News

Will Jenkins join Atlanta's rotation in 2016?'s Mark Bowman discusses Tyrell Jenkins in this week's mailbag and talks about when fans might see him in the Atlanta rotation.

It does not seem like the Braves are planning to break camp with Jenkins in the rotation, but the right-hander could certainly reach the Majors at some point during the season's first few months. Before getting a look at Newcomb, Blair and maybe even Chris Ellis or Lucas Sims, the Braves will get a better sense of what they have in guys like Jenkins, Mike Foltynewicz, Manny Banuelos and Williams Perez.

There is a chance that the rotation will prove to be as stable. But somewhere in the midst of mixing all of these young arms into the fold, the Braves might at least be able to enter next offseason with a better sense of where they might stand in 2017.

Analyzing the Kevin Maitan hype train

All eyes are on the international player market and our own Eric Cole takes a closer look at the hype around Kevin Maitan and talks about what makes him such an intriguing prospect.

How much better will the Braves' bullpen be?

Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney break down the Atlanta Braves bullpen heading into the 2016 season.

Better Know A Braves Prospect: Chase Johnson-Mullins

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Evan Gattis undergoes surgery for hernia, expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Former Braves slugger Evan Gattis will be on the shelf when spring training begins after undergoing hernia surgery. He is expected to be out of action for about 4-6 weeks.