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Atlanta Braves News: More teams enter the chase for Christian Yelich

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BRAVES NEWS

Talking Chop 2018 Pre-season Braves Top 30 Prospect Rankings: 1-5

We have reached the end of our 2018 countdown of the best Braves’ prospects and there is no surprise at the top of the list. Even after MLB’s penalties, Atlanta still has a strong farm system.

More teams enter the mix for Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich

The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo writes in his weekly column that more teams have joined the chase to acquire outfielder Christian Yelich from the Marlins and most notably the Washington Nationals. Per Cafardo, the Nats, Blue Jays, Giants, Phillies and Rangers are teams other than the Braves who are interested in Yelich.

MLB NEWS

Blue Jays Acquire Yangervis Solarte

The Blue Jays have acquired infielder Yangervis Solarte from the San Diego Padres in exchange for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff.

Padres Sign Kazuhisa Makita

The Padres also announced on Saturday that they have reached a two-year, $4 million deal with Japanese pitcher Kazuhisa Makita.