After two whole days of outfield drills, the Braves decided that they couldn’t make an outfielder of Andy Marte and gave up on the idea. What happened out there?
Okay, the Braves could either shift Chipper back to the outfield (which didn’t work either, and he doesn’t want to do) or shift Chipper or Marte to first base, displacing LaRoche either to an outfield corner or a trade, or trade Marte. None of these is particularly appetizing. I suppose Marte could work at shortstop, though the Braves don’t seem willing to try and stretch him defensively.