The Atlanta Braves were in need of a cleanup hitter after free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson signed a $92 million deal with the Minnesota Twins last week.

Instead of dealing prospects to fill the void, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos found a solution via free agency.

The Braves signed outfielder Marcell Ozuna to a one-year, $18 million deal on Tuesday.

Ozuna batted .241 and finished with 89 RBI through 130 games for the St. Louis Cardinals last season.

The two-time All Star put…


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