The Cubs are apparently giving up on Milton Bradley

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Headline: “Cubs in search of a lefty bat who can play right

Could have been: “Cubs give up on Milton Bradley.”

I mean after all, the dude plays right and is a switch hitter.

Sure, the article says that they’d want him to still bat against
lefties, but when you’re turning your three-year, $30 million free
agent splash into the short side of a platoon and start window shopping
for guys like Mark Teahen, you’ve basically given up.

Report: Braves to promote Ronald Acuña

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MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.

Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.