Category: ‘Utility Players’

Atlanta Braves Claim Elliot Johnson Off Release Waivers from Kansas City Royals
August 21st, 2013 at 2:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves have claimed Infielder Elliot Johnson from the Kansas City Royals off release waivers, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.   — Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) August 21, 2013   Johnson is a switch-hitting bat off the bench, that owns a lifetime batting average of .212. Originally a member of the...

Atlanta Braves’ Bat Boy Lives up to His Title: Video
August 15th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves' bat boy lived up to his title, but not in the way you'd normally think.  ***VIDEO1*** While the bat boys for the Braves normally help with supplying the umpire with balls, and removing dropped baseball bats from the field of play, Wednesday night, one Atlanta bat boy was tasked...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Jeff Baker from Detroit Tigers
August 31st, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired utility player Jeff Baker from the Detroit Tigers on Friday, reports. The 31-year-old Baker was designated for assignment Friday, prompting general manager Frank Wren to call Dave Dombrowski a call and secure an upgrade in right-handed hitting, a plus since Baker is a career .298 hitter...

Atlanta Braves Exercise Option on Eric Hinske
October 31st, 2011 at 11:27 PM
In lieu of the Atlanta Braves trading Derek Lowe and cutting ties with Nate McLouth, the club will bring back Eric Hinske to come off the bench for 2012. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves announced Monday that they would exercise Hinske's $1.5 million club option for the 2012 season. Hinske, 34,  hit .233 with 10 homers...

Atlanta Braves May Look to Add Mark DeRosa to Bench
October 30th, 2011 at 10:42 PM
With the Atlanta Braves looking to add depth via free agency, it may make sense for them to pursue former Brave Mark DeRosa. ***PHOTO1*** In an effort to shore up reserve infielders, the Braves may be in need of someone with more flexibility than the not-so-sure-handed Brooks Conrad, who also saw his...