The assumption was Braves center fielder Jason Heyward made a mental mistake Thursday night, when he threw home in an attempt to cut down speedy Yasiel Puig at the plate, rather than hitting the cut-off man.
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The Braves haven’t been able to acquire the ace they might have wanted for the top of their rotation, but they secured the depth they needed Monday with the signing of free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd.
One week after the Braves were eliminated by the Dodgers in a four-game division series, Braves general manager Frank Wren met with the team’s beat writers and discussed the 2013 season and the team’s needs going into the offseason.