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The Daily Chop: Outfielders, Catching Prospects, Michael Brantley, and more

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Another potential outfield target signed elsewhere on Wednesday.

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The Braves remain idle, sitting back as outfield options sign elsewhere. The club has time to address their needs, but the availability of quality bats is becoming scarce. George Springer, who signed with the Blue Jays late Tuesday night, was seemingly never a possibility for Atlanta, but Michael Brantley certainly appeared to be a potential match. His re-signing in Houston on Wednesday took one of just a few viable options off the free agent market for the Braves. Will they be able to reunite with Marcell Ozuna? Possibly, but they are running out of time. They could also explore the trade market, but teams outside of San Diego have been hesitant to make trades this offseason. Options remain, but they are growing smaller by the day.

Braves News

Where the Braves can find outfield help

Kris highlights some of the free agent options that remain for Atlanta in the outfield.

Here are the best catching prospects in MLB

Shea Langeliers makes an appearance in the sixth spot on this list, but William Contreras is notably absent.

Joe Simpson: Don Sutton ‘is going to be sorely missed’

Well said, Joe. Don Sutton was an integral part of Braves baseball for decades and will certainly be sorely missed.

MLB News

Realmuto, Bauer, Ozuna will sign with …

Where are the top remaining free agents going? The Braves earn three nominations for the services of Marcell Ozuna.

Astros end drama, seal Brantley deal (source)

After it was reported that Brantley had signed with the Blue Jays, news circulated that he did not have an agreement. Hours later, Brantley re-signed with the Astros. In the end, it was certainly a busy day for the veteran outfielder.

Source: Twins have deal with J.A. Happ

The Twins add a veteran left-hander to their rotation.