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Atlanta Braves: Former Yankee Melky Cabrera Gets Released

Melky? Not anymore. Just saw this on MLBTraderumors.com:

“The Braves released Melky Cabrera, according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.

Cabrera, who joined the Braves in last winter’s Javier Vazquez trade, was a non-tender candidate after a disappointing season in Atlanta. The 26-year-old hit just .255/.317/.354 in 509 plate appearances this year, so the Braves decided not to tender him a contract worth anything close to his 2010 salary of $3.1MM.

The Braves expected more from Cabrera, but they did obtain Arodys Vizcaino in the Vazquez deal. The 19-year-old right-hander was pitching well in the minors before a torn elbow ligament forced him out of action for most of the second half.”

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