The Braves have been looking to upgrade their bench, and according to Ken Rosenthal, they did so today by acquiring Orlando Arcia of the Brewers.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 6, 2021
According to Jon Heyman, the return going back to Milwaukee is two pitching prospects.
Brewers acquire 2 pitchers from Braves for Arcia
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 6, 2021
To properly judge this trade, we will have to wait and see which two pitchers are joining the Brewers. As far as the return for the Braves, Arcia will be a valuable addition to Atlanta’s thin bench. He can play all over the diamond and has been Milwaukee’s starting shortstop since 2017 when he hit .277 with 15 homers in 153 games.
Most recently, Arcia hit .260 with five homers in the shortened 2020 campaign, appearing in 59 games. In his last full season, he posted a .223 batting average with 15 homers. This is a quality addition; however, we will have to see what the Braves gave up. Hopefully, it wasn’t too much for someone they consider to be a bench piece.
We’ll keep you updated as more details emerge regarding the trade.
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