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Adonis Garcia has deal with Korean baseball team, per report

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Adonis Garcia has signed with the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball League, according to a report. The Braves are yet to announce the move.

There were rumors a few days ago that Garcia would be heading to the KBO. If a deal has been reached, it seems likely the Braves would have no problem letting him out of his current obligations.

Garcia joined the Braves in 2015 and spent most of the 2016 season as the club’s starting third baseman. He hit .267/.300/.414 (89 wRC+) across three seasons and 944 plate appearances. He missed a majority of the 2017 season after undergoing finger surgery in June.

It seemed likely that Garcia would not be with the Braves in 2018. He will turn 33 in April and isn’t a viable option at third base. His lack of positional versatility makes him tough to keep on the bench. Alex Anthopoulos has talked about making his new team younger and better defensively and Garcia does neither.

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