Atlanta Braves News
The Braves had a quiet week at the Winter Meetings but still have holes that need to be filled before the start of spring training. The good news is they have the time and the means to fill those needs.
Atlanta was quiet during the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft but did make three picks during the minor league phase. They selected right-hander Jason Creasy from Arizona, Rafael De Paula from Cincinnati and shortstop Riley Unroe from the Angels.
The Padres have an agreement with second baseman Ian Kinsler on a two-year, $8 million deal.
The Chicago White Sox and free agent catcher James McCann are in agreement on a one-year $2.5 million contract. McCann hit .220/.267/.314 with eight home runs last season with the Detroit Tigers.
Oakland announced on Friday that third baseman Matt Chapman had undergone surgery on his left shoulder. The surgery was deemed minor and he is expected to resume swinging a bat in about six weeks.