Braves claim Marlins infielder off waivers, move Manny Piña to the 60-day IL

Drew Lugbauer

Less than an hour ago, the Braves announced they have claimed infielder Joe Dunand off of waivers and optioned him to AAA Gwinnett. In a corresponding move, they have moved Manny Piña to the 60-day IL.

For those hoping Dunand might somehow be the savior the Braves are desperately searching for, I would say that’s highly unlikely. The former Marlin does have some decent stats this season, though. In 20 AAA games, he’s recorded a .779 OPS, and in three major-league games, he’s collected three hits and a homer in 10 at-bats. However, his track record in the minors suggests this is nothing more than the Braves acquiring organizational depth.





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