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.


7 Responses to Braves Release Wes Helms Leave a Reply

  1. Isaac 4 years ago

    Bravo

  2. that didn’t take long lol

  3. patburn 4 years ago

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

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

  4. 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

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

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

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