• The Braves trade Mallex, who'd become disposable, for a big arm

    8 days ago - By AJC

    Mallex Smith, again on the move.
    This is a surprise, though not an utter shock: The Atlanta Braves have traded Mallex Smith to the Seattle Mariners. For a time last year - until Smith got hurt and Dansby Swanson arrived - when the smallish outfielder was the most promising non-pitcher acquired in this rebuild to reach the big leagues. But events intervened, as events will.
    Smith suffered a broken thumb when hit by an Antonio Bastardo pitch June 20. He had only 23 plate appearances the rest of the season, a time that saw two major changes in the Braves' outfield. For one, Matt Kemp arrived...
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