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Braves News: Realmuto trade unlikely, Rule 5 Draft and more

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Atlanta Braves News

Inbox: How much would it cost for Realmuto?

In his weekly mailbag, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman writes that the asking price for Marlins’ catcher J.T. Realmuto is sky high and it doesn’t appear as though Miami is interested in dealing him to Atlanta.

Decision time: Which prospects get 40-man spots?

Teams have until Tuesday to protect Rule 5 Draft eligible players by placing them on the 40-man roster. The Braves have six Top 30 prospects that they will have to make a decision on according to MLB Pipeline.

Huascar Ynoa, RHP
Patrick Weigel, RHP
Travis Demeritte, OF
Alex Jackson, C
Josh Graham, RHP
Jacob Webb, RHP

MLB News

Phillies Anticipate Major Spending, Says Owner John Middleton

Phillies owner John Middleton expects his club to be extremely aggressive this offseason.

Jansen set for heart surgery, eyes spring return

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will undergo heart surgery on November 26. Recovery is expected to take between 2-8 weeks.

Red Sox Re-Sign Steve Pearce

The Boston Red Sox are bringing back World Series MVP Steve Pearce on a one-year, $6.25 million deal.

Rangers hire Julio Rangel to handle pitching staff

The Texas Rangers have hired Julio Rangel to be their new pitching coach. He served as the Giants’ minor league pitching coordinator this season.

Angels To Sign Peter Bourjos

Finally, outfielder Peter Bourjos is returning to the Angels on a minor league deal.