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Braves sign pitcher Eric Stults to minor-league deal
by Michael Hurcomb |

The Braves announced Thursday they signed pitcher Eric Stults to a minor-league deal, per He also was invited to spring training.

The 35-year-old Stults went 8-17 with a 4.30 ERA in 32 starts last season for the Padres. He is 4-2 with a 4.26 ERA in four career outings (two starts) at Turner Field.

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Free-agent pitcher Brandon Beachy delays contract decision
by Sean d'Oliveira |

Free-agent pitcher Brandon Beachy has decided to delay his decision on which team he'll pitch for in 2015, his agent told

The former Braves pitcher is recovery from Tommy John surgery and wants to wait until closer to spring training before making his decision. Beachy did not pitch in 2014 because of the injury.

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Braves' Dian Toscano to start season in Triple-A
by Chris Cwik |

Braves outfielder Dian Toscano is expected to start the season in Triple-A, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 25-year-old recently signed a four-year deal with the club. While he could have started the season in the majors, the team wants to get him more experience after not playing all that much last year. Toscano hit .356/.400/.452 in 86 plate appearances back in 2012-2013, his final season in Cuba. 

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Braves designate OF Jose Constanza for assignment
by R.J. White |

The Braves have designated outfielder Jose Constanza for assignment, the team announced Wednesday.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano, with whom the team announced a four-year deal Wednesday. Constanza received just four at-bats with the Braves in 2014 while hitting .293/.344/.324 with no home runs, 36 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 447 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Braves announce four-year deal with Cuban OF Dian Toscano
by R.J. White |

The Braves have agreed to a four-year deal with Cuban free-agent outfielder Dian Toscano, the team announced. The major-league contract includes a fifth-year club option for the 2019 season.

It was reported in mid-December that the two sides agreed to a four-year, $7.5-million contract with the fifth-year option, pending a physical. Braves president John Schuerholz indicated at the time that Toscano, 25, would have the chance to make the opening-day roster. President of baseball operations Jon Hart also said at the time that the team was working on visa issues with the outfielder.

Toscano hit .356/.440/.452 with Villa Clara of Cuba's Serie Nacional in 2012 and 2013.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGFreddie Freeman , 1B.288
HRJustin Upton , LF29
RBIJustin Upton , LF102
OBPFreddie Freeman , 1B.386
SLGJustin Upton , LF.491
RFreddie Freeman , 1B93
SBEmilio Bonifacio , CF26
WJulio Teheran , SP14
ERAAlex Wood , SP2.78
WHIPJulio Teheran , SP1.08
KJulio Teheran , SP186
SVCraig Kimbrel , RP47
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