Atlanta Braves News
The offseason hasn’t really gotten in gear for the Atlanta Braves yet but a report suggests that the team is not planning on extending a qualifying offer to outfielder Nick Markakis.
Ozzie Albies slumped down the stretch but Brian Snitker and the Braves have complete confidence in his ability as a player.
“I have every confidence, and I think everybody does, in him as a player,” Snitker said. “He’s got the skill set. It’s sometimes not a bad thing that you kind of get sobered up a little bit. That’s part of it. And it takes awhile. You just have to have patience with these guys.”
Minor League Ball’s Wayne Cavadi puts a bow on the Atlanta Braves’ 2018 season.
The MLBPA announced the nominees for the 2018 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award on Friday. Freddie Freeman is the Braves’ nominee as his work with the Melanoma Research Foundation was highlighted.
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The New York Yankees announced on Friday that shortstop Didi Gregorius has an injured elbow that will require Tommy John surgery. The team believes that he suffered the injury while making a throw in one of the first two games of the ALDS against the Red Sox. The Yankees are hopeful that Gregorius will be back with the club sometime next summer.
The Texas Rangers’ search for a new manager continued on Friday when they interviewed former Yankees’ skipper Joe Girardi.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are planning to replace their all-grass playing surface with synthetic turf for the 2019 season.