Braves May Be Nearing Deal For Bat

The Braves may be nearing a deal for a right-handed hitter, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter). Though it's not clear which hitter may be headed to Atlanta, Josh Willingham, Ryan Ludwick, Hunter Pence, Jeff Francoeur, Reed Johnson, Jeff Baker, Ryan Spilborghs and Michael Cuddyer are among the potentially available players who hit from the right side.

The Braves could use an offensive boost in right field or center field. With Chipper Jones currently on the disabled list, Martin Prado is back at third base, so Atlanta could also acquire a left fielder and shift Eric Hinske back into a reserve role.

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