Free agent update: Shane Reynolds and Henry Blanco will not be back in Atlanta next year. The Braves declined a $3 million option to bring Reynolds back and also have decided to cut ties with Blanco.
Of the other Braves eligible for free agency, only Javy Lopez, Gary Sheffield and Julio Franco had officially filed as of Tuesday night. Greg Maddux, Roberto Hernandez, Darren Holmes, Kent Mercker, Vinny Castilla, Matt Franco and Darren Bragg all have until Nov. 9 to file.
Other teams can currently talk interest level regarding these free agents. But through Nov. 9, the Braves hold all negotiating rights for their free agents.
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