The Atlanta Braves had a relatively quiet day on the news front as the offseason rolls on. The international signing period opened on Monday, January 15 and will close on December 15. The Braves just took several guys off the board and are expected to sign a few more in the allotted time. Until then, we do have a couple of notes.
Hurston Waldrep and Ignacio Alvarez each appeared on Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 prospects list.
Jonathan Cruz, the Braves’ director of Latin American scouting, discussed the most recent international signings, including Jose Perdomo.
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The Washington Nationals hired former closer Sean Doolittle as a pitching strategist. Doolittle will aid the analytics department and pitching staff with “strategy, mental preparation, and mechanics.”