Braves Interested In Randy Winn?

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Braves are one team with "apparent interest" in Giants right fielder Randy Winn.  Winn can play all three outfield positions.  Lately the Braves have been using Brandon Jones in left, Gregor Blanco in center, and Jeff Francoeur in right.  Matt Diaz will be out several more weeks with a knee injury, while Mark Kotsay has a lower back issue.

Winn, 34, is hitting a respectable .298/.359/.447 in 288 plate appearances.  Winn’s line would look better in center field, but Blanco has a tidy .375 OBP going.  Winn makes $8MM this year and $8.25MM in ’09.  He can block trades to ten teams.  I imagine Brian Sabean would settle for a marginal prospect if a team would take on all of Winn’s contract.



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