Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ken Griffey, Jr. on Braves Radar

The Atlanta Braves are reported to be interested in acquiring the services of free agent outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. The Braves feel that he would fit their need for a left handed hitter to platoon with righty Matt Diaz in left field. The Braves open spring training tomorrow, and Griffey is in California for the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. The Seattle Mariners are also interested in bringing him back to the city where his big-league career began.
It is believed that a deal with either club could happen within the next week. Even though at 39 years old Griffey cannot take the field every day, his success against right-handers and the veteran leadership he would bring to the clubhouse make him a worthwhile pursuit for the Braves.

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