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Team USA planned on featuring more Atlanta flavor on its roster in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but the list has been whittled down to one: Craig Kimbrel.
After initially accepting an invite to the club, starter Kris Medlen, whose historic run last season catapulted him into the upper echelon of National League pitchers, informed Team USA manager Joe Torre that he will not attend the tournament due to the impending birth of his son. His wife, Nicki, is due on Feb. 5, which would interfere with the WBC's schedule. The closer the Braves father-to-be came to the report date, the more he knew competing would be an issue.
For his part, Torre, a former Braves player and manager himself, told Medlen that he had his priorities well in order.
As an organization, though, Atlanta will certainly not lose any sleep over the decision. With the increased workload early on Team USA planned to use its starting pitchers in three-inning intervals starting pitchers are at the greatest ...
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Yes, I know Justin Upton will be playing left field for us, so I'm very interested to see this MLBN special. Here are the details from MLB PR:
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dancing in BP, generally being awesome
It's comforting to know Prado's former teammates love him as much as the fans do.
Sad to see everyone's fav teammate go, but all smiles as a pitcher looking over my shoulder! Can't wait. #Braves
— Brandon Beachy (@Brandon_Beachy) January 24, 2013
.@jasonheyward on Martin Prado: “He’s a great teammate, great person on-...
Justin Upton is now an Atlanta Brave yet Arizona Diamondbacks staffer and former player Luis Gonzalez can’t stop talking about him after the blockbuster trade.
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