Recapping the Atlanta Braves' extremely active and intriguing offseason

The Atlanta Braves have brought in numerous new faces so far this offseason.
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LHP Aaron Bummer

One of Atlanta's first impact moves of the offseason came back on November 16 when the Braves acquired Bummer, a veteran left-handed reliever from the Chicago White Sox in a trade that would send five players to the AL Central club, headlined by right-hander Michael Soroka. Bummer is still likely to be a day-one member of the Braves bullpen this season, even despite coming off a down 2023 in which he held a 6.79 ERA and 78:36 K/BB ratio across 58.1 IP.

SS/2B David Fletcher

Fletcher, who has spent the last six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, was acquired back in early December as part of a multi-player deal. The veteran infielder, who slashed .247/.302/.326 a year ago across 33 games, was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett a few days after being acquired via trade, and will likely begin the 2024 campaign with the Stripers. Atlanta likely will give him the Orlando Arcia treatment and let him focus on fixing his swing.

2B/3B Luis Guillorme

A familiar name to Braves' fans due to his time with the New York Mets, Atlanta signed Guillorme back on January 5. A utility infielder who slashed .224/.288/.327 a year ago across 54 games, Guillorme will likely compete for a bench spot in Spring Training and will start the season in either Atlanta or Triple-A Gwinnett. Travis d'Arnaud mentioned during Braves Fest 2024 that he enjoyed having Guillorme as a teammate in New York so he's excited for Luis to get another shot with Atlanta.

OF J.P. Martinez

One of Atlanta's more recent moves, the Braves acquired Martinez in a trade that sent Tyler Owens to the Texas Rangers back on January 26. Martinez made his MLB debut with Texas a year ago slashing .225/.250/.325 across 17 games, and could very easily play a bench role in Atlanta early in the year.