St. Louis – Manager Bobby Cox’s farewell season is off to a brutal start, but Braves general manager Frank Wren indicated it was too early to expect any trades to bolster the sputtering offense.
“It’s unlikely any team would make a major move at this time with their roster,” Wren said. “It’s just 20 games, and there are a lot of players [around baseball] well under their norms and other players well over.
“We will continue to watch and look to improve our club whenever possible.”
Wren added that he wished the slumping Braves had a couple of players playing over their norm.
Among lineup regulars, only Martin Prado has exceeded expectations and most have fallen far short of them in the first one-eighth of the season.
Before Wednesday the Braves ranked last in the 16-team lead in batting average (.228), 14th in runs (77), tied for 14th in homers (12) and 15th in slugging percentage (.342).