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Braves Trade Rumors: Atlanta holding on to Julio Teheran for now

Braves President John Hart says that the team is not interested in trading any of their remaining starting pitchers.

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With Shelby Miller now on his way to Arizona, the focus naturally shifts to Julio Teheran who has also been the subject of numerous trade rumors this offseason as well. While the Braves have continued to build future assets, they will also have to field a team for next season and dealing Teheran would create an even bigger hole in the team's starting rotation.

Braves President John Hart did his best to put those rumors to rest on Wednesday when he declared that the team "was not trading any more of our starters" in an interview with 680 The Fan. Hart went on to say that the team loves Teheran and that with Miller gone, he is now the anchor of the team's pitching staff.

Teheran is just 25 years old and has four years remaining on his current deal with a team option for the 2020 season. He had an up and down 2015 with the Braves but seemed to regain his form after some early season struggles.

As is usually the case with trade rumors, things can change rather quickly. For now at least though, it appears that the Braves may be done dealing starting pitchers and that Teheran won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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