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Braves release Jose Bautista

The Braves took a flyer on Bautista but it simply didn’t work out.

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Atlanta Braves general manager called a press conference for Sunday morning and announced that the team has released third baseman Jose Bautista. Anthopoulos added that Johan Camargo would be the team’s everyday third baseman going forward.

Bautista appeared in 12 games for Atlanta and slashed .143/.250/.343 with two home runs. In recent days, Bautista’s playing time had started to diminish of late and it was becoming clear that this was the inevitable move.

Taking a flyer on Bautista wasn’t a bad move for Anthopoulos and the Braves. However, after struggling for most of 2017 it appears that it may be the end of the line for the veteran.

The Braves will recall RHP Lucas Sims to take Bautista’s place on the active roster.

Here is Anthopoulos discussing the move.

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