Braves add former batting champ Gurriel on Minor League deal (source)

April 13th, 2024

The Braves added a former batting champion, Gold Glove Award winner and two-time World Series champion to their organization on Saturday, agreeing with on a Minor League deal, a source told's Mark Feinsand. The team has not confirmed the deal, which was originally reported by Francys Romero.

Gurriel, who turns 40 in June, played last season for the Marlins after spending seven years with the Astros. A star in Cuba, Gurriel debuted in 2016 at age 32. He hit a career-high 31 home runs in 2019, and he led the American League with a .319 batting average in '21.

In 108 games for Miami in 2023, Gurriel slashed .245/.304/.359 with four homers and 27 RBIs. For his career, he's hit .281 with 98 homers in eight seasons in the Majors.