Braves trim spring roster by sixNews: The Braves trimmed their spring roster by six players Sunday, optioning two players and re-assigning four others. Left-handed pitcher Mike Dunn and right-handed pitcher Jeff Lyman were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. The four players who were re-assigned to minor league camp include left-handed pitcher Mariano Gomez, catcher Orlando Mercado and outfielders Brent Clevlen and Mitch Jones. Analysis: These players figure to spend the year in the minors and are not top long-term keeper stashees at this point. Ignore them on Draft Day.
Braves announce 6 spring invitesNews: The Braves announced the signing of six players Friday to minor-league contracts for the 2010 season. All six players received non-roster invitations to spring training. The list of includes left-handed pitcher Mariano Gomez, catchers Orlando Mercado and J.C. Boscan, infielder Joe Thurston and outfielders Brent Clevlen and Mitch Jones. They join right-handed pitcher Scott Proctor, who signed in November. Analysis: These players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Ignore them on Draft Day.