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The Daily Chop: Kyle Muller added to 40-man, DH in the NL and more

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The Atlanta Braves did not wait around for Friday’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft as they added left-handed prospect Kyle Muller to the 40-man roster. Muller is the only no-doubt addition and we will see if they add anyone else before Friday’s deadline. The next big item on the offseason calendar will be the non-tender deadline which is coming up on December 2. It is expected that the financial uncertainty facing the league will result in a large number of arbitration eligible players being non-tendered. The Braves will have some interesting decisions to make among their arbitration eligible players.

More Braves News’s Mark Bowman released his latest mailbag on Thursday and discussed the possibility of Marcell Ozuna’s return along with an extension for Freddie Freeman. Bowman mentions that there is a growing assumption amongst NL teams that the DH will be sticking around for next year which will be good news for Ozuna. Honestly, keeping the DH makes too much sense for the players so it is hard to understand why they would reject it if the league offers it.

MLB Pipeline put together a fun list of each team’s youngest prospect among their Top 30. For the Braves, it is outfielder Michael Harris who is 19-years old and is ranked as Atlanta’s 12th best prospect currently.

Andruw Jones is in his fourth year on the Hall of Fame ballot and Cory McCartney takes a look at his Hall of Fame case in this week’s Starting Nine.

2020 Season in review

Our player-by-player review series is down to the group of prospects that were added to the player pool and trained at the Alternate site at Gwinnett.

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Marcell Ozuna isn’t the only player that will likely wait on a decision on the DH as’s Jon Morosi reports that Nelson Cruz will be waiting things out as well.

The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Matt Arnold to senior vice president and general manager Thursday. David Stearns will serve as the team’s president of baseball operations.

Wrigley Field in Chicago was designated as a National Historic Landmark Thursday.

The Washington Nationals reached a deal with the Rochester Red Wings to serve as their new Triple-A affiliate for the 2021 season.