Feb 26, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mat Gamel (24) during photo day at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Mat Gamel Is Released By The Atlanta Braves


Apr 22, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel (24) during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

News came through twitter this afternoon that the Atlanta Braves have released OF/INF Mat Gamel from the organization.  Gamel was signed by the Braves back in December to compete for the extra bat off the bench.

The 28-year-old was a 4th round selection by the Milwaukee Brewers back in 2005.  With the Brewers, he was a very highly ranked prospect but multiple injuries caused his stock to drop at many times.

The Braves and fans thought they possibly got a steal with this signing because of how talented he was once projected.  Two knee injuries in the past two years and know a setback to one of those knee injuries has caused the Braves to release him.

 

 

 

If you read my post earlier today about visiting spring training, in the comments Alan had asked me if I saw Gamel, I had told him I didn’t see him but could have overlooked him.  Well, I guess this cleared it up and my eyes were accurate.

 

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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Yeah, I was definitely looking forward to seeing what he could do. In fact, as a power-hitting third baseman, he could have pushed CJ2.0 for the job, perhaps next year. As it is, this could be the end of the road for him, which is always sad to see happen.

    Mark Hamilton? You might now be up with the inside track for that last bench spot.

  • fireboss

    Bad year for comebacks, Mulder trains for a year then blow his Achilles out in agility training, Gamel goes through multiple surgeries and fights his way back to a contract then injures it again. Highlights how lucky Chipper was with all of his knee injuries.