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Was there ever any doubt? I never had any. Matt Franco would have had to hit .120 to get cut after what he did last season, and Julio is around to pound lefties. It limits their options at other positions, but the Braves don’t really need more than one outfield reserve.

Cuts were made yesterday, with few surprises. The most prominent players were Wilson Betemit, Adam LaRoche, and Ramon Castro. Castro’s chance of making the team died when he made two errors in a game last week, and the other two would have had to play lights-out to have a shot… It looks like Jesse Garcia will have to start the season in AAA as well, unless Rafael Furcal is hurt or the Braves finally dispose of Vinny the Poo.