Atlanta Braves acquire Orlando Arcia in trade with Milwaukee Brewers

The Atlanta Braves have acquired versatile infielder Orlando Arcia from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for two pitchers, it was announced Tuesday.

Milwaukee acquired right-handed pitchers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel in the deal.

Arcia, 26, has spent all six of his major league seasons with Milwaukee. He had one hit in 11 at-bats this season, and he had a .260 batting average in 2020 with 5 home runs and 20 RBI.

He has mostly played as a shortstop but has also seen time at third base and in the outfield.

Overall, Arcia has a career .244 batting average with 42 home runs, 180 RBI and 39 stolen bases. He had signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Brewers in December.

Sobotka, 27, had a 5.36 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 50 relief appearances for the Braves over three seasons. Weigel, 26, gave up 2 runs in 2/3 of an inning in his only major league relief appearances with Atlanta last season.

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