The Braves ended the Jose Bautista experiment when the veteran third baseman was released before Sunday afternoon’s game against the Marlins.
With Bautista gone, executive vice president and general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Johan Camargo will be the everyday third baseman.
Bautista, 37, hit the free-agent market following a disappointing 2017 season with the Blue Jays and remained unsigned until the Braves gave him a Minor League deal in April. The two-time American League Hank Aaron Award winner was hoping to establish himself as Atlanta’s third baseman for the remainder of this season.
Bautista’s bid steadily fizzled, as he hit .143 (5-for-35) with two home runs and 12 strikeouts. He has batted .136 against right-handed pitchers dating back to last year’s All-Star break.