Atlanta Braves: Looking back at the Trades Made during the 2021 Season
Atlanta Braves 2021 April-June Trades
Atlanta Braves acquire INF Orlando Arcia from the Milwaukee Brewers for RP Chad Sobotka and SP Patrick Weigel
In what was Atlanta’s first significant trade of the 2021 season, the Braves acquired Arcia on April 6, a player who provided much-needed depth in left field after an impressive stint in Triple-A Gwinnett. So far this season, Arcia has split time between the big leagues and Triple-A, but has posted a .546 OPS with two home runs and 10 RBI’s across 25 games with the Braves.
Sobotka recently joined his new big league club, but has spent a majority of the 2021 season in Triple-A where he has posted a 5.09 ERA across 35.1 innings pitched. Weigel has also spent a majority of the season in Triple-A with the Brewers where he posts a 7.27 ERA across 36 relief appearances, while also having pitched four innings of relief in the big leagues.
Atlanta Braves acquire RP Edgar Santana from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash
Atlanta’s second trade of the month came on April 9 when they acquired Santana from the Pirates. Santana has appeared in 40 games so far this season for the Braves at the big league level where he holds a 3-0 record with a 3.59 ERA across 42.2 innings pitched.
Atlanta Braves acquire C Kevan Smith from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash
The Braves needed catching help after Travis d’Arnaud suffered an injury early on in the season, resulting in Atlanta acquiring Smith from Tampa Bay on May 19. Smith appeared in 30 games for the Braves this season where he slashed .165/.248/.198 before being granted free agency back in mid-August.
Atlanta Braves acquire RP Yoan Lopez from the Arizona Diamondbacks for CF Deivi Estrada
The Braves acquired Lopez back on May 22 from Arizona where he then joined Triple-A Gwinnett. Spending the entire 2021 season with Atlanta down in Triple-A, Lopez has made 30 relief appearances in which he has posted a 2.93 ERA.
In return, the Braves sent Estrada to Arizona. The 20-year-old outfielder has only appeared in eight games this season with the ACL Diamondbacks where he has posted a .446 OPS.
Atlanta Braves acquire RP Ty Tice from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash
Atlanta acquired Tice back on June 4 where he instantly joined Triple-A Gwinnett posting a 7.36 ERA across 11 relief appearances. Tice eventually pitched one scoreless inning for the Braves at the big league level before he was selected off waivers by the Diamondbacks. He has remained in Triple-A since then.