The Braves lost outfielder Kyle Garlick to the Minnesota Twins via waiver claim, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Garlick was designated for assignment by Atlanta last week to make room for Marcell Ozuna.
Garlick, 29, is a career minor leaguer with impressive power from the right side but extreme strikeout rates. The Braves added him earlier in the winter as likely outfield depth competition in spring training.
The more noteworthy thing to mention is the Braves currently have very little outfield depth with spring training just a week away. There is still time for Alex Anthopoulos to add a 4th outfielder — preferably left-handed as an impact pinch hitter — but the options are quickly dwindling as free agents are finding homes elsewhere.
As of today, the Braves’ outfield options on the 40-man roster consist of Ozuna, Ronald Acuna Jr., Christian Pache, Ender Inciarte and Abraham Almonte, who was signed in late October to a non-guaranteed deal.