11/19/10 7:16 PM EST
Braves offer contract to free agent Hinske
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
Wren revealed on Friday that he has made an offer to Hinske. It's believed to be a one-year offer worth approximately $1.5 million.
Hinske played with a one-year, $1 million contract this past summer. He has told some of his Braves teammates that he would jump at the opportunity to return to Atlanta if he was provided the two-year contract that he is seeking.
Recognizing the inconsistencies realized by many utility players, the Braves might not be willing to provide a two-year offer. But it's obvious that they would like to be reunited with the high-energy veteran, who hit .256 with 11 homers in 281 at-bats this past season.
Wren also said that he still hasn't decided whether he will tender a contract to Matt Diaz, who appears to be the most likely of the club's arbitration-eligible players to be non-tendered.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.