While the Braves and their fans anxiously await word from Major League Baseball on results of an investigation into alleged infractions committed by team officials in areas ranging from international free agency to the domestic draft, top Braves prospects insist they’re not thinking about it.
Nine of the organization’s pitching prospects participated in a 10-day rookie development camp at SunTrust Park that ended Tuesday. The scandal, which already cost Braves general manager John Coppolella and a top special assistant their jobs, was not a big topic of conversation among the young pitchers at the camp.
“Yeah, we’re just here to play baseball, so that’s what I do,” said right-hander Kyle Wright, the fifth overall pick of the June draft out of Vanderbilt and the oldest pitcher in the Braves rookie camp, having turned 22 in October. “We’re going to try to get as good as possible and help the Braves win.”
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