In an effort to augment that spot, there's a rumor that the Braves are interested in fellow veteran free agent outfielder Michael Brantley.
After two seasons of a combined 101 games due to injury, Brantley stayed healthy in 2018 and slashed .309/.364/.486 with 17 home runs and 76 RBI over 143 games. The three-time All-Star looked like his old self last season, and would certainly be a nice addition to a lineup that is looking for more power in their lineup.
Michael Brantley is one of several free agents who could bolster Atlanta's corner outfield. He'd be a good fit. Brantley, 31, is a .295/.351/.430 career hitter in 10 years with the #Indians. Ronald Acuña Jr. would slide to right field if Brantley joins the #Braves. https://t.co/m7CuSVTVv6— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) November 7, 2018
Giving a player with his injury history and the fact he's 31 years old might be an obstacle in the way of this happening, especially if he wants a three-year deal, but you won't have to break the bank and give up prospect capital to address a need in the corner outfield.
And Brantley's as competent as it gets.