• Manager Fredi Gonzalez sent Michael Bourn a congratulatory text early Tuesday morning, when he learned the former Braves outfielder signed a four-year deal with the Indians. "You root for those kinds of players," said Gonzalez, who sent Bourn messages over the past few months to simply show his appreciation for what Bourn contributed during the previous two seasons.
• Now that Bourn has signed, the Braves' first pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft will be either the 31st or 32nd overall selection. Atlanta positioned itself for this compensation by offering Bourn a one-year, $13 million qualifying offer in November. The offer was made with the confidence he would decline it. The Braves lost their original first-round pick when they signed B.J. Upton, who declined a qualifying offer made by the Rays.
• Juan Francisco reported to camp on Tuesday. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons was the only projected starting position player who had not yet arrived in camp by Tuesday afternoon.