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Braves News: Cristian Pache, Gold Glove awards, hot stove rumors and more

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Atlanta Braves News

Pache and Muller help West Fall Stars to 7-6 win

Cristian Pache went 1-for-2 with a run scored to help the West team to a 7-6 win at the AFL Fall Stars game. Kyle Muller worked himself into a jam during his appearance but escaped having allowed just one run thanks to a pair of strikeouts.

Pache puts potential on display for Peoria’s Jim Callis profiles Braves outfield prospect Cristian Pache who is the second-youngest player in the Arizona Fall League behind only Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

“I feel pretty good about how I’ve played,” Pache said via shortstop Ray-Patrick Didder (Braves), who translated for him. “I like the opportunity to play in a higher league and I’ve adjusted and it’s working out for me ...

”Obviously, one of my best tools is my defense. I’m just trying to be aggressive, be on time and anticipate plays.”

Braves among five teams primed to define the offseason

Richard Justice lists Atlanta among five teams that are in position to define the offseason.

Four things make the Braves one of the clubs to watch: payroll flexibility; a loaded farm system; a playoff-caliber roster; and a smart, fearless general manager. Because of that loaded farm system, GM Alex Anthopoulos will be one of the executives hoping to pry catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins. With no other pressing needs, Anthopoulos is likely to shop for upgrades at whatever positions become available.

Shane Carle turned in a surprising season for the Braves

Shane Carle looked like just roster depth when the Braves acquired him from the Pirates last offseason but he ended up playing a key role in Atlanta’s bullpen.

MLB News

The best catches from this year’s Gold Glove nominees

Gold Glove Award winners will be announced Sunday night and the Braves five finalists including two-time winner Ender Inciarte. Here is a look at some of the best catches of the season by some of the nominees.

Rangers Hire Chris Woodward As Manager

The Texas Rangers have a new manager and it is former Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward. He will be the 19th manager in Rangers’ history and has a three-year contract with a club option for 2022.

Pirates Hire Rick Eckstein As Hitting Coach

The Pirates filled their hitting coach vacancy with former Nationals coach Rick Eckstein.

Brewers Hire Andy Haines As Hitting Coach

The Brewers hired Andy Haines as their new hitting coach replacing Darnell Coles who stopped down from the position last week.

Blue Jays Fire Hitting Coach Jacoby, First-Base Coach Leiper

The Toronto Blue Jays parted ways with hitting coach Brook Jacoby and first-base coach Tim Leiper Saturday.