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Braves Sign Willy Taveras

By Zach Links

The Braves have signed outfielder Willy Taveras to a minor league deal, according to the International League transactions page. Taveras has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Taveras was released by the Phillies on Tuesday, roughly a month after being brought aboard. That marked the third time speedy outfielder has been released this year as the Nationals and A's have also cut him loose. Oakland is on the hook for most of his $4MM salary.

The 28-year-old has a track record of being a solid defender and base stealer, though he has struggled offensively in recent years. His most recent stint in Triple-A Lehigh Valley yielded a .208/.255/.271 slash line in 104 plate appearances.

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Am I the only one starting to get the feeling that Schafer isn't ever going to amount to much? I hope I'm wrong, but it is nothing more than a sneaky gut feeling.

Unfornately no. :( Baseball history is littered with guys that when deep in their 1st MLB at-bat and never did much after that.

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