Andy Marte was possibly the Braves’ best hitter this spring, and clearly ready for the majors. There’s no spot for him. (Cue BP saying that Chipper needs to be moved to the outfield.) Bobby says that Marte “may” see some time in the outfield in the minors.
Among the six others were four players who had reasonable chances to make the roster: Billy McCarthy, Kelly Johnson, Jorge Vasquez, and Anthony Lerew. Vasquez and Lerew, I’m guessing, will be up at some time this season, but the Braves have a lot of righthanded relief in camp and Hernandez and Bernero have looked better. Johnson and McCarthy, similarly, were caught in a numbers situation in the outfield — especially since the Braves are stupidly going to carry only four outfielders — and McCarthy didn’t hit. Tony Pena Jr., speaking of not hitting, and Scott Thorman were also cut. 12 cuts to go.