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The Braves release the snakebitten Mat Gamel

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Just more awful fortune for Mat Gamel.

The Braves have released him, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gamel -- who was at one time slated to be the starting first baseman for the Brewers -- has had two ACL surgeries and apparently reinjured his knee last week during personal workouts.

Gamel was a top prospect for years, took too long to get it together at the major league level, and since them just hasn’t been able to catch a break. I’d be shocked if we saw him play in the majors again.