Braves News: Braves add a reliever, Trevor Bauer DFAed, more

Jun 23, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Yacksel Rios (75) throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Yacksel Rios (75) throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Thankfully, the Atlanta Braves broke their recent trend of not doing, well, much of anything of late yesterday. We are certainly thankful because there are only so many ways to say “the Braves were quiet yesterday”, although we will still probably have to figure out some new ways.

Getting to the move, the Braves traditionally do a really good job of bringing guys into big league camp on invites that are at least interesting with some real upside. The vast majority of them either end up not working out at all or make their way to the Braves’ minor league system, but every once in a while, a player gives the team some help at the big leagues. The Braves signed reliever Yacksel Rios to a minor league deal on Friday with that goal in mind. Rios has some good stuff and has pitched well in winter ball, although it doesn’t seem like he has much in the way of command.

More Braves News

We didn’t have anything else for you all yesterday on the Braves side, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t good content to be had. For example, the great Mark Bowman had a nice breakdown of how and why the Braves have been able to lock up so much of their young core for the foreseeable future in his newsletter.

Our friends over at Battery Power also had a fun write-up on how Ozzie Albies could bounce back in a big way in 2023. If Ozzie has a big season next year, this lineup could be really, really fun to watch (they are already going to be quite good barring a catastrophe).

MLB News

Trevor Bauer is already staring down a lengthy suspension from Major League Baseball and now it looks like if he plays in the big leagues again, it won’t be with the Dodgers. The Dodgers announced yesterday (the deadline to make their decision) that they were going to part ways with the controversial and baggage-laden pitcher.

One of these days, Carlos Correa will actually sign a contract, but this whole situation with his medicals and how they have messed up multiple mega-money deals for him has been wild. The Mets appear to be getting very frustrated with the current state of their negotiations with Correa and may end up walking away from a deal with him altogether. The talks are not dead yet, but it sure doesn’t sound like they are going well.