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The Braves are seeking a second baseman on waivers

Aug 16, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

Having lost Dan Uggla to eye surgery and Tyler Pastornicky to a torn ACL, the Braves are now prowling the waiver wire for a second baseman as they prepare for the post-season. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted this earlier:

Uggla was having the worst season of his career before he opted to have LASIK surgery, holding a .696 OPS and -0.4 WAR according to Baseball Reference. Pastornicky has not played much this season and was in the second game of his most recent stint in the big leagues before suffering the torn ACL.

Second base is not a position of excess, especially after the Phillies recently locked up Chase Utley for another two years, and the Royals acquired Jamey Carroll and Emilio Bonifacio. The Rays recently released Ryan Roberts, so he could be one option. In the meantime, the Braves have called up Phil Gosselin and put Paul Janish in the lineup at second base tonight.

  1. daveeproc - Aug 16, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    They’re also seeking Bryce Harper’s blood apparently

    • sloshedzeus - Aug 17, 2013 at 1:34 AM

      Harper is not that important to them.

      • daveeproc - Aug 17, 2013 at 2:12 AM

        So why do they keep hitting him?

      • ronsexton - Aug 17, 2013 at 8:26 AM

        Avilan did not hit Harper deliberately. Why would you hit someone that can’t hit left-handed pitching? He is going to put the go ahead run on base that late in the game, I doubt it.

    • gobraves1 - Aug 17, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      Harper crowds the plate and any ML pitcher worth his salt will throw inside on him to back him off the plate.

  2. scdocal - Aug 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Janish with a great play at 2nd tonight

  3. chipperforever - Aug 16, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Adam Rosales will probably DFA’d within the next couple of days, it’s about that time of the week for him.

  4. hoosiercolts - Aug 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Paul Janish is a solid dude. I hope he plays well.

  5. steelers88 - Aug 16, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Reds Loooooooose!

  6. bayballtim - Aug 17, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    I think Brooks Conrad is available.

  7. bigdinla - Aug 17, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    They keep hitting Harper because his massive ego keeps crowding the plate.

  8. tuberippin - Aug 17, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Someone call Freddy Sanchez

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  10. bigguy54 - Aug 17, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    The Mariners could put Ackley up, he is good defensively at second. His bat is coming around too. What do you have for adv out fielder for him?

  11. bbk1000 - Aug 17, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Mets: Hey Braves, we hear you’re looking for a second baseman.

    Braves: We are, who do you have available?

    Mets: Daniel Murphy.


    Mets: No, not really, and up yours!

    • gobraves1 - Aug 17, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      Really ? Braves fan to Mets fan: The mets are irrelevant and have been forever. You should sell the Mets for a bucket of balls and a few bats.

      • bbk1000 - Aug 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        They have someone who can play second base…..

  12. 13arod - Aug 17, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Should have got binofico

  13. jwbiii - Aug 17, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Elliot Johnson was DFAed by the Royals. He’s about as bad as Bonifacio but cheaper.

  14. chiadam - Aug 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Kill yourself.

  15. dakotaandotter - Aug 17, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    if Uggla had the surgery a few weeks back they could have gotten very slick field, and improving hitting over time, Freddie Galvis from the Phillies for one of your solid relievers. it could still work in the offseason if you still need help there. that would help both clubs.

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