10 former Braves still without a job heading toward spring training in 2024

Several Braves alumni are still looking for employment ahead of the 2024 season.

Sep 17, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario (8) reacts to being hit
Sep 17, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario (8) reacts to being hit / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
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Joc Pederson

Another 2021 postseason hero, Joc Pederson was Good Vibes Incarnate after the Braves made a deal with the Cubs before the trade deadline that year. He was great in that NLDS against the Brewers and had Braves fans wearing pearls throughout that postseason run. Joc played the last couple of years with the Giants before hitting free agency this year. The Blue Jays have checked in on him and appear to be the favorites to sign him, but they are looking at a lot of power bats at the moment.

Kolby Allard

Oh, what might have been. The 2015 draft was a big one for the Braves in hindsight as it brought Mike Soroka, Austin Riley, and AJ Minter into the organization. However, their first pick in that draft was actually Kolby Allard who, for a brief period, was thought to be a big part of the Braves' future. Unfortunately, he didn't quite develop the way the Braves hoped and he got traded to the Rangers in 2019 before being re-acquired by Atlanta last season. Sadly, his homecoming got ruined by a nerve issue in his shoulder and it is unclear if he will be able to find a job with a team for 2024.

Alex Wood

Finally, we come to old friend Alex Wood. Wood blasted his way through the minor leagues after being the Braves' second round pick in the 2012 draft and his first two seasons with the Braves were really good. However, he wound up getting traded to the Dodgers in the infamous Hector Olivera trade and carved a nice career for himself with the Dodgers, Reds, and Giants in the ensuing years. 2023 saw his production drop off considerably and he, too, is probably going to have to actively win a job this spring somewhere if he wants to prolong his career.

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