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Braves trade rumors: Juan Uribe being shopped for mid-range prospect

The Atlanta Braves are shopping third baseman Juan Uribe and looking for a mid-range prospect in return.

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CBSSports' Jon Heyman reports that the Atlanta Braves are shopping third baseman Juan Uribe and are looking for a "mid-range prospect" in return. The Braves are asking teams to pay the $3 million that is roughly remaining on his contract for this season. According to Heyman, the Braves have had trade discussions with the Mets involving Uribe.

Juan Uribe is on the block, and he's been offered for a mid-range prospect so long as the acquiring team pays the $3 million or so remaining (or better prospect if the Braves chip in dough). They've talked to the Mets. The Pirates, Nationals or his old Giants team could also make sense, though he'd have to be a role player in San Francisco this time.

The Braves acquired Uribe back on May 27 in a six player deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is appeared in 45 games for the Braves and is hitting .279 with seven homers and 16 RBIs. Uribe is known as a great clubhouse guy and might make sense for several contending teams looking to add an experienced bat for the stretch run.

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