Braves make Hinske an offer
Braves general manager Frank Wren revealed Friday that he has made a contract offer to free agent Eric Hinske. But it’s not believed to be one of the two-year offers that Hinske is currently seeking.
The Braves appear to be comfortable bringing Hinske back with a one-year deal worth approximately $1.5 million. The veteran utility player hit .256 with 11 homers in 281 at-bats this past season for the Braves.
Hinske has told some of his Braves teammates that he would likely return to Atlanta if he is provided a two-year contract. But it seems doubtful that Wren would be willing to offer the extra guaranteed season.
Wren also said that he hasn’t decided whether he’ll tender a contract to Matt Diaz, who stands as the most likely of the club’s arbitration-eligible players to be non-tendered.
– Mark Bowman