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Braves’ Brandon McCarthy To Retire At Season’s End

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Atlanta Braves veteran right hander Brandon McCarthy says that his 13th season in the majors will be his final one, as he will retire once the season ends, the final year of his four-year, $48M contract, according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.

McCarthy, 35, is trying to work his way back from a knee injury that has cost him the majority of the 2018 season and indicated that if he were to continue his playing career, he would have opted to undergo season ending surgery.

Additionally, McCarthy is modifying his delivery in an effort to work through the injury, and is expected to come back as a reliever.

 

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Braves Re-Sign Nick Markakis

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The Atlanta Braves have re-signed veteran outfielder Nick Markakis to a one year, $6 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

The new deal includes $4 million salary for 2019 and a $6 million club option, or a $2 million buyout for 2020, with $6 million guaranteed.

Markakis, 35, has spent the last four seasons with the Braves, and posted a .297 average with 14 homers and 93 RBIs.

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Braves Sign Pedro Florimon

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The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor-league pact with veteran infielder Pedro Florimon, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Florimon has been able to land on a major league roster over the past 8 seasons but hasn’t been able to consistently reach over 100 plate appearances, doing so only twice during that span. However, Florimon has been a solid infielder for depth during his career.

 

 

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Tigers Claim Dustin Peterson

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The Detroit Tigers have claimed outfielder Dustin Peterson off of waivers from the Atlanta Braves and optioned him.

In a corresponding move, the Tigers transferred John Hicks fro the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Peterson, 23, has had ups and downs during this stint in the minors, and has yet to show off the power that many thought he possessed.

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