10 players you might’ve forgotten were Atlanta Braves
8. Yonder Alonso
One of the more recent players on this list that some might actually remember is Alonso, a former one-time All-Star who last appeared in a major league game with the Colorado Rockies back in 2019.
After electing free agency after the 2019 season, the Braves signed Alonso to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training back on February 14, 2020. After spending spring training with the Braves, the veteran first baseman spent time at Atlanta’s alternate training site during the early part of the shortened 2020 season.
Alonso was traded to the Padres on August 12, 2020 where he spent the remainder of the 2020 campaign at San Diego’s alternate training site before electing free agency at season’s end and then being picked up by the MLB Network.
7. Christian Walker
The starting first baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks for each of the past three seasons, did you know Walker was a member of the Atlanta Braves organization for a little over a week back in 2017?
After seeing time with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014-15, Walker was DFA’d by the club in 2017 where the Braves claimed the then 25-year-old off waivers on February 25, 2017.
Walker’s time in the Braves organization did not last long however as the first baseman was claimed off waivers from Atlanta by the Reds on March 6, 2017.
Walker was then claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks later that month where he has remained since posting a combined .772 OPS with 51 home runs across 372 games at the major league level.