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Braves News: Braves acquire J.P. Martinez, MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospect list, and more

Atlanta Braves news and notes from Friday

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The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder J.P. Martinez from the Texas Rangers on Friday. Martinez will head to Atlanta in exchange for minor leaguer Tyler Owens.

27-year-old Martinez made his major league debut in August 2023. In just 17 games, he recorded seven runs, nine hits, one homer and manufactured a .225 batting average.

With minor league options remaining, Martinez is expected to compete for the fourth outfield spot.

Owens, on the other hand, split last season between High-A Rome and Double-A Mississippi and recorded a 3.03 ERA. He was selected by the Braves in the 13th round of the 2019 draft.

More Braves News:

AJ Smith-Shawver and Hurston Waldrep were each ranked in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospect List.

Right-hander AJ Smith-Shawver rounds out the 2024 preseason list of top Braves prospects.

Battery Power TV previews the Braves’ bullpen after a few offseason moves.

Episode 68 of the Podcast to be Named Later discusses ZiPS projections, Hall of Fame votes, and more

MLB News:

The Texas Rangers have signed outfielder Travis Jankowski to a one-year deal worth $1.7M. The 32-year-old is also eligible for performance bonuses. The Rangers also added reliever David Robertson on a one-year deal which guarantees him $11.5M.

The Milwaukee Brewers have officially announced the signing of first baseman Rhys Hoskins. He will make $12M in 2024 and $18M in 2025, should he not exercise his opt out.

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