The answer seems obvious.
Now that Chipper Jones has retired, the Braves will simply give the third base job toMartin Prado.
Prado is an established major-league hitter with a career .295 average. It might be his best position of the three second base, third and left field hes played regularly with the Braves. And hes a strong clubhouse presence, one of the ultimate team players.
So whats the issue?
No issue. The Braves just want to look around and explore all their opportunities before committing to Prado at third.
And that means deciding whether or not Juan Francisco can hit left-handers well enough to play the position on a full-time basis, whether or not there are any free agents who they should pursue and whether or not general manager Frank Wren wants to bundle a package of prospects for a big name under contract with another team.
Lets take a look at the hot names revolving around the hot corner for the Braves.
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