The Atlanta Braves continue their trend of signing former New York Mets players, this time adding infielder Joey Wendle, who was recently waived by the Mets, to a major league contract. Wendle brings versatility as an infield defender with experience in multiple positions. The Braves made the move by optioning Luke Williams to Triple-A Gwinnett, further strengthening their roster.

By the Numbers
  • Joey Wendle was 8-36 this season for the Mets.
  • Wendle's contract with New York was a one-year deal with a $2M guarantee.
Yes, But

While Wendle may not be a significant offensive threat, he remains a reliable defender in various infield positions, providing depth for the Braves.

State of Play
  • The Braves signed Joey Wendle, adding more depth to their infield roster.
  • David Fletcher, another veteran infielder, is currently playing in Gwinnett and under investigation by the league for potential disciplinary action.
What's Next

Atlanta's signing of Wendle enhances their roster depth and prepares them for potential league disciplinary actions involving other players in the organization.

Bottom Line

The Braves' addition of Joey Wendle bolsters their infield options and provides insurance amid potential league investigations involving their players, ensuring roster strength and flexibility.