Atlanta Braves Claim Player DFA'd 3 Times This Spring

The Atlanta Braves have added some depth to the organization, claiming off waivers from the Chicago White Sox four-year veteran infielder/outfielder Nick Solak.     

The 28-year-old Solak has played six different positions defensively around the diamond over the course of his 253 games in the majors, with second base making up the vast majority of it. 

A former second-round pick in the 2016 June Draft, Solak came up with the Texas Rangers in 2019 and fared quite well in his first look-see in The Show, batting .293 in 33 games with an .884 OPS. 

But he wasn't able to maintain that production over the next three seasons with Texas, regularly registering as a well-below-average hitter in the majors. Last year, in 35 games, he batted just .207 with a .638 OPS. 

His minor league numbers over the course of seven seasons, however, have always been strong, as he sports a .293 average with an .849 OPS. 

Since the spring, the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners and the White Sox have all waived Solak. He'll report to Gwinnett in Triple-A and try to prove to the Braves that he's worthy of a major league callup. 

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