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Braves News: Reaction to Acuña’s extension, Mississippi roster loaded with prospects

Ronald Acuña Jr is going to be in Atlanta for a long time.

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves sign Ronald Acuna Jr. to 10-year, $124M extension

The Atlanta Braves dropped a bombshell during Tuesday’s off day announcing agreed to terms with outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. on an eight-year, $100 million dollar extension that will keep him in an Atlanta uniform through the 2026 season and contains a pair of club options for 2027 and 2028. It is the second largest contract in franchise history and the largest for a player with as little major league service time as Acuña has.

Reaction to Acuña’s contract extension

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 159: Ronald Acuña signed an extension

The Acuña extension also warranted an emergency Talking Chop podcast. Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman break down the deal and what it means.

2019 Mississippi Braves Roster Preview

The Mississippi Braves announced their Opening Day roster for the 2019 season and it is loaded with nine of Talking Chop’s Top 30 prospects including pitchers Ian Anderson, Kyle Muller and Joey Wentz along with outfielders Cristian Pache and Drew Waters.

Quick Hits: The Suddenly-Patient Braves?

Small sample size but the Braves are showing a lot more patience at the plate so far this season.

MLB News

Blue Jays, Randal Grichuk agree to five-year extension

Acuña wasn’t the outfielder to get paid on Tuesday. The Toronto Blue Jays locked up Randal Grichuk with a five-year, $52 million deal that runs through the 2023 season.

Giants acquire Kevin Pillar from Blue Jays

The Blue Jays were quite busy on Tuesday trading longtime outfielder Kvin Pillar to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for utility man Alen Hanson, right-hander Juan De Paula and right-hander Derek Law.

Rockies, German Marquez in agreement on long-term extension, per report

The Colorado Rockies reached an agreement with right-hander German Marquez on a five-year, $43 million deal. The extension will give him a raise this season and will run through 2023.

Francisco Lindor Out Until At Least Late April

More bad news on the injury front for the Cleveland Indians and shortstop Francisco Lindor. Lindor was working his way back from a calf strain that he suffered back in February but suffered an ankle injury while running the bases during a minor league game on March 26. There is no real timetable yet for his return but it looks like it won’t be before the end of April.

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