The latest on the Braves, who weren't able to acquire Carlos Beltran but at least saw him leave the division…
- Catcher Brian McCann's oblique injury had zero effect on the Braves' willingness to meet the Mets' asking price for Beltran, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
- Morosi's colleague Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Braves are turning their attention to the Astros' Hunter Pence, and have also shown interest in the Padres' Ryan Ludwick.
- Earlier today, ESPN's Jayson Stark wrote that other teams remain certain that the Braves will acquire a bat. Though the Braves haven't been willing to discuss their top pitching prospects, the White Sox are scouting their farm system in case they decide to move Carlos Quentin.