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Atlanta has struggled to open the season, and Fredi Gonzalez's job might be in jeopardy:
Finding a bright spot in the Braves' season is nearly impossible, and barring an unforeseen change in everyone's skill set, the 2016 season is going to be difficult to watch for everyone in Atlanta. However there's one person that might not have to stick around to watch the Braves struggle for much longer; Fredi Gonzalez.
Wandy Rodriguez heads to Baltimore on a minor league deal.
What can MLB and the MLBPA do about PED use?
Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test.
A Jake Arrieta extension is still not close:
as said on @MLBNetwork, arrieta and cubs are apart in contract talks (4 years vs. 7) no optimism for long deal soon.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 29, 2016
Sam Fuld is out for the season:
Sam Fuld says he is having shoulder surgery May 18 to repair rotator cuff. Out for the season unfortunately.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) April 29, 2016
Alex Rios wanted significant starting time:
alex rios, 35, had offers but has sought MLB job w/ significant role. if he retires, well, he got ring in '15 & made $87.5M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 28, 2016
Miguel Montero was placed on the 15-day DL:
Montero says he had an MRI for his back but hasn't gotten results back. Assumes it's chronic bulging disk issue that has flared in past.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 28, 2016
Yimi Garcia isn't in a good place:
Yimi Garcia still can't pick up a baseball. Hasn't had an MRI on his right bicep yet but that would be the next step if he doesn't improve.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) April 27, 2016
Atlanta wants to buy some draft picks:
Sources: Braves are desperately trying to "buy" tradable draft picks by offering to take on bad contracts if teams include picks as well.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 28, 2016
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Today in Baseball History: On this day in 1958,Ted Williams recorded his 1,000th career extra-base hit.