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MLB Rumors: Braves Not Pursuing Martin Prado Extension

In his seventh season in the majors and still only 27 years old, Atlanta Braves OF Martin Prado is having a career year, hitting .311/.369/.441 through 88 games.

However, despite having only one more year to hit free agency, the Braves have reportedly not discussed any type of extension with Prado:

"That is not something I want to think about right now," Prado told "I just want to focus on this season."

The club's policy has traditionally been to wait until the end of the season, and if Prado continues his hot start, that could likely cost Atlanta a significant amount of money.

Prado, who has also made starts at 3B, SS, and 2B, could end up as Chipper Jones successor on the hot corner when the Hall of Famer hangs up his cleats after the season.

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