According to the transaction wire, the Braves have acquired second baseman Leonel Callez from the Toronto Blue Jays:
TRANSACTION: #BlueJays traded 2B Leonel Callez to #Braves.
— Blue Jays PBP (@BlueJaysPBP) July 5, 2022
Callez has not advanced past Rookie Ball for Toronto over three seasons, more than likely in part to his age. He’s only 21, but he has shown some flashes at times. In 2021, Callez posted an .812 OPS over ten games, but in 2022, Callez has had a rough season, only getting 13 at-bats with a triple to his name. This is nothing more than a depth trade, likely for cash, but given Alex Anthopoulos’ familiarity with the Blue Jays and Atlanta’s need for young talent, I don’t see the harm.
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