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Braves Won't Rule Out Michael Bourn

1:30pm: "Nothing’s changed. If we got a call and there was a deal to be made, we’d be open to it," Wren told David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter). O'Brien also reports the Braves and agent Scott Boras haven't been talking; so, at this point, it's unlikely Bourn returns to Atlanta (Twitter links). However, if Bourn does re-sign with the Braves, O'Brien tweeted he's been told he would play left field.

10:23am: The Braves' signing of B.J. Upton in November ostensibly took them out of the running for fellow free agent center fielder Michael Bourn.  However, General Manager Frank Wren told SiriusXM's Jim Bowden (on Twitter) that the club still hasn't closed the door on Bourn.

If Atlanta were to sign Bourn, Wren says that it would be a toss up on who would play center field and who would play left field (Twitter link).  Bourn has 80 games in left field to his credit from his time in Philly while Upton played just one game there during his rookie campaign.

The Braves are still open to Bourn, but the Atlanta GM says that they haven't engaged in trade talks for Justin Upton in the last couple of weeks.  Wren says that he wished Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers a Merry Christmas last month and hasn't spoken to him since (Twitter link).

Edward Creech contributed to this post.








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