The Braves have released second baseman Robert Brooks. You may remember Brooks from his 2008 season with the GCL Braves where he hit .329 with a .923 OPS and 12 steals in 48 games. As a 20 year old, he was a little old for the league, but he showed enough with the bat to make him a promising prospect. Unfortunately, before the 2009 season he broke his leg and was forced to sit out the whole year. He was still recovering this season and wasn't able to start playing until Danville's season started up. But, after just 4 games and only 14 plate appearance, in which he collected just 1 hit, it was determined that his injury was severe enough that he'll never be healthy enough to compete at a professional level. This is unfortunate for the Braves, because they lose a promising player, but even more so for Robert who had his promising career derailed by an accident. We wish him the best of luck in his life after baseball.
Gwinnett, Mississippi, Myrtle Beach, Rome, Danville - Off
GCL Braves 3, GCL Yankees 0
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GCL Braves 13, DSL Blue Jays 5
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