Atlanta Braves Sign Former All-Star Slugger


The Atlanta Braves recently made a move by signing veteran first baseman Jesus Aguilar to a minor league contract.

Aguilar, who had recently been released by the Oakland Athletics, struggled during his time with the team, posting a batting line of .221/.281/.385 and hitting five home runs in 115 plate appearances.

Despite his overall struggles, Aguilar did show promise when facing left-handed pitchers. In 50 at-bats against them, he maintained a solid .280 batting average, hitting four home runs, driving in eight runs, and scoring five runs.

At 33 years old, Aguilar will have the opportunity to showcase his skills in Triple-A and work towards regaining his previous form.

While the Braves already have depth at the first base position, Aguilar's signing provides an additional option off the bench and potential injury replacement.

With his experience and potential for improvement, the Braves hope that Aguilar can contribute to the team's success and provide valuable support when needed.

It's worth mentioning that Aguilar's most notable season was in 2018 when he displayed his power by hitting 35 home runs and driving in 108 runs with the Milwaukee Brewers.

While he has not been able to replicate those impressive numbers in subsequent years, the Braves are optimistic about his potential and the value he can bring to the organization. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports