Braves release Bautista after 12 games

Atlanta Braves' Jose Bautista hitss a double during his first at-bat for the team during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman.

General manager Alex Anthopolous said the team made the decision Saturday before Camargo drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over Miami.

The 37-year-old Bautista hit .143 with two homers and five RBIs in 12 games with the Braves.


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