The Braves have reportedly acquired infielder Orlando Arcia from the Milwaukee Brewers.
Arcia, once ranked among the top prospects in all of baseball, has been largely disappointing at the plate during his five seasons at the big league level, amassing a career OPS+ of just 72. He is, however, only 26 years old and has proven his value as a defender with 3.3 career dWAR according to Baseball Reference.
The details of the trade have yet to be revealed, though Jon Heyman did tweet that Atlanta would send two pitchers to Milwaukee:
Brewers acquire 2 pitchers from Braves for Arcia— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 6, 2021
We will provide further updates once the package heading to the Brewers has been confirmed, so stay tuned.
Update (1:40 PM):
The Braves will send Patrick Weigel and Chad Sobotka to Milwaukee, per Mark Bowman:
The Braves will be sending right-handed relievers Patrick Weigel and Chad Sobotka to the Brewers for Orlando Arcia.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 6, 2021
Both arms were on the Braves’ 40-man roster, but had largely struggled at the major league level. This move clears one spot while dealing from an area with sufficient depth in the farm system.
Update (1:50 PM):
The #Braves optioned INF Orlando Arcia to the club’s alternate training site.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 6, 2021
Arcia will have to go through intake screening upon his arrival. He will likely join the active roster soon.