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Jose Briceno was one of the catchers obtained from Colorado (Chris O’Dowd -pictured above – being the other) in the trade that sent David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Rockies.

Not much to make of this move: with three games left in the Spring schedule, he is likely here to get a taste of the big league experience, plus to give Christian Bethancourt and A.J. Pierzynski an extra day off… mainly Bethancourt since he’s recently down a couple of wisdom teeth.

Other news bits:

  • Braves now have 3 more Spring games:  all against the Orioles in an oddball home-away-home scheduling quirk, starting tonight at Disney.
  •  In a bit of strangeness, the AJC’s Jeff Schultz suggests that poor expectations for this 2015 Braves club might help Fredi Gonzalez retain his job after this season.  Watch:

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