The offseason isn’t officially underway until the World Series ends, but some moves are being made at the minor-league level. Soon after the Braves were eliminated, three players elected free agency.
The following #Braves minor leaguers have elected free agency:
INF Ryan Goins
OF Alex Dickerson
OF Travis Demeritte
— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) October 17, 2022
All three of those players were in Atlanta at some point, but I’m far from surprised they chose to become free agents. None of them were likely to make next year’s Opening Day roster, and all three have the talent to potentially contribute at the major-league level elsewhere.
Yesterday, the Braves signed seven players to minor-league deals, per the Mississippi Braves broadcaster Chris Harris.
The #Braves have signed the following minor league free agents for 2023.
C Ryan Casteel
C Hendrik Clementina
RHP Ben Dum
C Arden Pabst
RHP Roel Ramirez (STL)
RHP Malcolm Van Buren
LHP Danny Young
Clementina and Pabst caught for the M-Braves in 2022.
— Chris Harris (@CHarris731) November 1, 2022
None of these are sexy signings, and it’s unlikely they will contribute significantly in Atlanta next season. The Braves are already set at catcher, but if one of them were to make an impact in 2023, it would probably be Danny Young, who had a brief stint with the Braves in mop up duty this year, or Roel Ramirez, who also had brief opportunities in the majors in 2020 and 2021. Relief pitching is incredibly volatile, so who knows what could happen if injuries arise.
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