ATLANTA (AP) Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday.
The Atlanta Braves were able to get an early start on the offseason.
The final week was essentially meaningless - the first time the Braves have been in that situation since 2009. The players were able to gather their belongings ahead of schedule, leaving the clubhouse largely deserted Monday except for reliever Luis Avilan packing up some boxes. Several name tags had already been removed from atop the lockers, perhaps the most telling sign of a franchise in transition.