The Atlanta Braves have been on the fringes of discussions surrounding 29-year-old Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera, but they might be dipping their toe even further into the waters.
Per Ben Badler of Baseball America, on Friday "the Braves had a private workout for Olivera in the Dominican Republic. Several top Braves officials were in attendance, including manager Fredi Gonzalez and assistant general manager John Coppolella. Special assistants Gordon Blakeley and Roy Clark, two of the organization’s top scouts, were also there to watch Olivera."
Olivera is likely to sign as either a second or third baseman, and could work at either position for the Braves.
However, with a weaker cache of potential second basemen including Alberto Callaspo, Jace Peterson, Kelly Johnson, and Phil Gosselin, Olivera would be a prime candidate to top that list if the Braves were to sign him.
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