Braves sign Ezequiel Carrera to minor league deal

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That Atlanta Braves have signed Ezequiel Carrera to a minor league deal.

Carrera, 30, was just let go by the Blue Jays, for whom he played the past three seasons. In 2017 he hit .282/.356/.408 with eight homers and ten stolen bases. He’ll be competing for the left field job and/or a bench spot.

Whoever wins that left field spot, of course, will likely only be keeping it warm until top prospect Ronald Acuna is called up after a stint in the minors during which he’ll have his service time manip–, er, I mean, during which time he’ll work on his defense or whatever it is the Braves say he needs to work on.