Braves Release Wes Helms

The Braves released Wes Helms barely two weeks after signing him, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter). The infielder's heel is bothering him and he told Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez that he wouldn't be able to help as anticipated.

Helms hit .191/.276/.236 in 124 plate appearances for the Marlins before they released him. The 35-year-old has spent most of his 13-year career at first and third, but he also has some experience at second base and in the outfield. He has a .276/.350/.446 career line against left-handed pitching.

The Braves acquired Jack Wilson from the Mariners yesterday to provide middle infield depth.


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7 Comments on "Braves Release Wes Helms"


Isaac
4 years 2 days ago

Bravo

4 years 2 days ago

that didn’t take long lol

patburn
4 years 2 days ago

a shame, but I like that he was honest with Fredi about his injury

4 years 2 days ago

Maybe he’ll get another shot next year if healthy. I’d welcome him back if hes got something to contribute.

4 years 2 days ago

i think you’ve got to respect a guy who admits he can’t help the team. Too many guys try to hang on for far too long

4 years 2 days ago

The Braves didn’t need him, they got enough help right now too get the job done!

4 years 2 days ago

HE’LL BE MORE HEALTHIER & STRONGER NEXT SEASON WITH SOMEONE’S BALL CLUB!