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Who will manage the Braves now that Fredi Gonzalez is out of the picture? Here are eight options:
One organizational source said Tuesday that the search will be a "wide-open process," and that there is no clear favorite as some in the media have suggested. Though it is very early in the search process, here's an early look at some potential candidates to take over in Atlanta.
Miami claimed Cody Hall from the Diamondbacks.
The Angels decided to release Neal Cotts, but it shouldn't take long for him to join another club.
Boston optioned Sean O'Sullivan to Triple-A:
Sean O'Sullivan has cleared waivers and been outrighted back to Triple-A Pawtucket.— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) May 18, 2016
Ed Lucas could be a valuable addition to a club's bench:
Ed Lucas was released from his minor league contract today after the Rainiers game.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 17, 2016
Geovany Soto is headed to the DL:
Angels GM Billy Eppler said Geovany Soto tore his right meniscus. Will go on the DL.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) May 18, 2016
Jose Martinez is out in Kansas City:
The Royals have selected the contract of Whit Merrifield and optioned Christian Colon to Class AAA Omaha. They also DFA'd Jose Martinez.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) May 18, 2016
Henderson Alvarez's status is still unclear:
MRI on Alvarez inconclusive Melvin says.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) May 18, 2016
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