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It looks like the Braves have settled on Tyler Pastornicky as the starting shortstop for the 2012 season. With that hole filled, the Braves now must turn their attention to a veteran backup shortstop, a left fielder and bench players.
So, the decision turns to a corner outfielder, either backup or starting, depending on what the Braves do with Martin Prado. Matt Diaz has the ability to start in left field, but only in a platoon role. If Prado stays, Diaz will only get spot starts.
However, if Prado goes, a whole new can of worms gets opened up for the Braves.
If they're looking for a straight-up starter, the Braves could look to Raul Ibanez, Ryan Ludwick, Jason Kubel and Cody Ross. If the Braves do go the free-agency route, my guess would be Ross because he'll cost a lot less to sign.
On the bench, the Braves currently have Eric Hinske, Brooks Conrad, David Ross and Diaz.
Free agents that would be nice fits in Atlanta for bench roles would be Reed Johnson, Aaron Miles, Edgar Renteria or Jorge Cantu, who could play first or third base.
Drew Sutton is also currently in house after he recently signed to a minor league contract, so he could get a few looks in spring training to make the big-league club.