Braves claim outfielder Adam Walker

Lose catcher Tuffy Gosewich on waivers

The Atlanta Braves today claimed outfielder Adam Walker off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. Walker will replace Tuffy Gosewich on the 40-man roster after Seattle claimed the catcher off waivers. Atlanta's 40-man roster is at 39 players.

Walker, 25, spent last season with Minnesota's Triple-A affiliate at Rochester, where he hit .243 (116-for-478) with 27 home runs and 75 RBI in 132 games. His 27 home runs ranked second in the International League while his .479 slugging percentage was sixth. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound native of Milwaukee, Wis., has hit at least 20 home runs in each of his four full minor league seasons, including a personal-best 31 in 2015 while with Double-A Chattanooga.

Originally drafted out of Jacksonville University by Minnesota in the third round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Walker has hit 124 minor league home runs, while batting .251 (559-for-2,225) in 584 games.

Milwaukee claimed Walker off waivers on November 18, 2016 before Baltimore claimed him on December 2. The Orioles designated him for assignment on January 20.