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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Atlanta Braves heavily punished

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Former GM banned for life, Otani cleared to play, and Aaron Judge has surgery

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The punishment has finally been handed out to the Atlanta Braves for their scandal involving the international free agent market, and the penalties are very steep.

  • 10 prospects that were signed have had their contracts voided, making them international free agents again.
  • $10K signing cap during next international signing period
  • Forfeit 3rd round pick in 2018 draft
  • Former GM, John Coppolella, banned from the game forever

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