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Braves sign Felix Pie to minor league contract

May 13, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

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From the Atlanta Journal Constitution‘s Dave O’Brien comes word that the Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Felix Pie.

The 27-year-old spent spring training with the Indians but got cut just before the start of the regular season. He was batting .353/.386/.608 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 57 plate appearances for the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League.

Pie has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett, where he will function as organizational outfield depth this summer for the Braves. The former top prospect owns a .249/.298/.374 career batting line over parts of five seasons in the major leagues.

  1. mdev1987 - May 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Why report this??

    • Charles Gates - May 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      Because pie>cake.

      • Utley's Hair - May 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        Mar-cake-is is better than Pie.

    • raysfan1 - May 13, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      Hmmm, former major leaguer gets picked up from the indy leagues and assigned to AAA where he might be able to get back to to majors if someone gets injured or when the rosters expand, and a baseball blog posts a short article about it… Gee, I don’t know why they’d report it either. #sarcasm

      • recoveringcubsfan - May 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

        Because there are those among us who hope that these kinds of overhyped prospects-cum-lost causes will someday find their feet. Pie always seemed like he was trying too hard to meet expectations. I for one would like to see him do well. Maybe not the best reason to care, but call it “human interest.”

  2. mybrunoblog - May 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Just mentioning it but I love the name Felix Pie. He should wear jersey number 3.14

  3. sophiethegreatdane - May 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    It’s not pronounced “pie” as in “peanut butter pie”.

    It’s “pee-ay”.

  4. raysfan1 - May 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Yes, and it means “foot,” but that isn’t nearly as much fun as using the name to continue the cake vs pie debate.

    Cake>pie, no doubt.

    • Utley's Hair - May 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

      Wait…pie means foot? No wonder cake’s better.

      • raysfan1 - May 14, 2012 at 12:09 AM

        exactly!

  5. bigleagues - May 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    The most surprising thing about this story is not that an affiliated team signed Felix Pie, it’s that Pie is just 27 years old – which, btw, is an age where many of former high-level prospects find ‘it’ and forge something of a MLB career.

    Low downside, high upside signing by the Braves.

  6. Utley's Hair - May 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Braves and Pie collide? El Bravo and Craig must be in heaven.

  7. buffalomafia - May 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Yeah! Why report this?

    The Braves need to report when will they get a new third baseman?

  8. rexbeatsoff2feet - May 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    I’d like him a lot more if he pronounced his name Pie instead of Pee eh.

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