My Braves Bring Home A Local Boy
The Atlanta Braves made a big trade today where they gave up one of the best minor league shortstops in all of baseball in Elvis Andrus. The sky is the limit for this kid and he already has a major league glove. They are just waiting for his bat to catch up to the major league pitching. The Braves also sent a talented catcher in Jarrod Saltalamacchia that I’m sure was hard for them to give up. It’s hard to find a place to play him when the Braves already have Brian McCann as their everyday catcher.
Now the Braves sent these two players in addition to two minor league pitchers to the Texas Rangers and will be getting relief pitcher Ron Mahay and the kid that played for the Georgia Tech YellowJackets in Mark Teixeira. Teixeria is a big bat that the Braves really need in the 4th spot after Andruw Jones has been failing from the cleanup spot. The fans in Atlanta are going to love having Teixeira in a Braves uniform, because most of them can remember when Teixeira was playing close to Turner Field over at the Georgia Tech baseball field here in Atlanta. It’s not just the power that he brings, but he currently has a .297 batting average that will help the Braves out a lot in that 4th spot.
This deal isn’t official yet, but should be sometime on Tuesday if all the medical checkups pan out on all the players involved.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 Creating a simple Life