The Atlanta Braves are reportedly shopping Hector Olivera, but to no avail. The 31-year-old Cuban export isn't drawing any interest and one executive told Jeff Passan that he was shocked that they even asked if a team would take on Olivera.
Olivera is hitting just .211 and is he currently on a madatory paid leave of absence after he was arrested two weeks ago in a Washington-DC hotel for allegedly assaulting a woman. At this time, it is unclear when Olivera will return to baseball.
More from around the National League East:
- Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is day-to-day after getting his knee drained on Monday. This right knee injury first happened back on April 13, when Cespedes leaped into the stands trying to catch a foul ball forming a bruise and now the fluid.
- This offseason, the Nationals worked hard on re-tooling their bullpen and now it's atop the baseball world.Oliver Perez, Yusmeiro Petit and Shawn Kelely all were brought in, replacing the likes of Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Craig Stammen.
- Thomas Bennett of Fish Stripes says that the Marlins are giving fans that old, familiar feeling.
- As they try to rebuild, the Phillies are balancing data and instincts, with a new general manager at the helm of it all.