Mitch Moreland

MLB: Adrian Gonzalez released by the Braves

MLB: Adrian Gonzalez released by the Braves

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was released by the Atlanta Braves, who acquired him Saturday in a five-player trade with the Dodgers.

Gonzalez, 35, waived his no-trade clause with the understanding that he would be cut loose by the Braves and become a free agent.

The five-time All-Star was limited to 71 games with the Dodgers last season because of back problems. He batted .242.

Gonzalez has a .288 batting average, 311 home runs and 1,176 runs batted in during a 14-year career that includes stints with the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox.

Moreland staying in Boston

First baseman Mitch Moreland is remaining with the Red...

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