Pair of Atlanta Braves trade additions during May impressing early on

Both players the Braves acquired via trade during May are impressing so far in the organization.
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While the month is still not over yet, the Atlanta Braves have been active in terms of making deals so far in May by bringing in two new players to organization, as well as also trading one away in infielder Luis Guillorme.

With Zack Short and Jimmy Herget being those two names, just when during May were each brought to Atlanta, and how have each performed since?

Zack Short and Jimmy Herget impressing early on in Atlanta Braves organization

Beginning with Short, the 28-year-old was acquired May 9 from the Boston Red Sox for cash, and has quickly made an impact at the major league level in the absence of injured third baseman Austin Riley.

So far, Short has started in four games with Atlanta at third base defensively where he has posted a perfect fielding percentage. As for his offense, Short has certainly made an impact as well, slashing .400/.571/.600 (4-for-10) with two doubles, two RBI, and a stolen base with a 2:4 K:BB ratio.

Herget on the other hand was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on May 2 for cash as well, but has not seen action with Atlanta yet, as all of his outings have come in Triple-A Gwinnett.

With the Stripers, the right-hander has so far made four relief appearances in which he owns a 2.25 ERA across four IP. Herget also has posted a 7:2 K:BB ratio over that span, as well as one save.

Looking ahead as well, Short's role will certainly decrease when Riley returns from injury, but has likely made his case to remain in Atlanta as a bench option, while Herget, who despite being in Gwinnett, is a name to know that could see time with the Braves at some point this season. Can both keep up this strong level of play going forward?

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