MILWAUKEE (WAOW) — As first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Milwaukee Brewers are trading Orlando Arcia to the Atlanta Braves.
Heyman reports that the Brewers will acquire two pitchers from the Braves as a result of the trade.
The former top prospect was a wizard in the field and clutch in many moments for the Brewers but he could never seem to replicate his minor league hit numbers with the Big League Club.
In his time in Milwaukee, Arcia posted a .244 batting average and .293 on-base percentage, with much of his value coming from the defensive side of the ball.
Last summer, he posted impressive numbers. He finished .260/.317/.416 through 189 plate appearances.
The move, although surprising so early in the season, comes from a position the Brewers can afford to lose depth at. With Travis Shaw making opening day roster, Arcia was likely to be a back up in the hot corner.
With Arcia going to Atlanta, the Brewers will likely start promising prospect Luis Urias at shortstop and comeback candidate Travis Shaw at third base.