Braves' Minor, 2 others now free agents

Braves pitcher Mike Minor became a non-tendered free agent Wednesday after the team declined to offer the left-hander a contract. The move was not unexpected after Minor missed the 2015 season recovering from shoulder surgery.

Minor can continue negotiating a free-agent contract with the Braves in the coming weeks, but can also entertain offers from other teams.

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Veteran utility man Pedro Ciriaco and outfielder Eury Perez also became non-tendered free agents, while the Braves offered contracts to their 0ther three arbitration-eligibles: starter Shelby Miller and relievers Arodys Vizcaino and Chris Withrow.

The Braves now have 37 players on their 40-man roster.