The Braves are already looking to trade Soriano

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MLB.com’s Mark Bowman tweets that Rafael Soriano gave Braves’ GM Frank Wren the OK to trade him immediately after accepting arbitration, and that the Braves have already had discussions with “multiple teams.

Sorta makes J.C. Bradbury’s scenario I linked this morning seem all the more plausible.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.