MLB Trade Rumors: Hunter Pence and 5 Players the Atlanta Braves Are Targeting

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MLB Trade Rumors: Hunter Pence and 5 Players the Atlanta Braves Are Targeting
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Though it is only late May, the Atlanta Braves are in the thick of things in the NL East and are pushing towards a second consecutive playoff berth.

The Braves are loaded with one of the deepest pitching staffs in the majors.  However, their offense has been lackluster thus far.

Current players, like second baseman Dan Uggla and first baseman Freddie Freeman, have not played up to their potential this season.  Once summer rolls around, they should start getting as hot as the weather in Atlanta.

Even with Uggla and Freeman producing, the Braves would still have some holes on their roster.  The two biggest needs for the Braves are a leadoff hitter and another outfielder.

As always, general manager Frank Wren will be active and try to acquire the necessary pieces to push the Braves over the hump.

Here are five players the Atlanta Braves are targeting.

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