The Atlanta Braves continued their busy Saturday by trading utility man Sean Rodriguez back to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Braves traded Rodriguez to Pirates for a 1b/OF prospect. Don't need Rodriguez now with Camargo having emerged as versatile performer.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) August 5, 2017
The Braves signed Rodriguez away from the Pirates this past offseason in hopes that he would provide some right handed power while playing a utility role all over the field. All that changed when he and his family were involved in an automobile accident that involved a stolen police cruiser before the season.
It was originally thought that Rodriguez might miss the entire season but he worked his way back early and returned to the field last month.
The emergence of Johan Camargo made Rodriguez expendable and the deal with the Pirates was reportedly struck after Pittsburgh claimed him off revocable waivers.
The Braves are reportedly receiving infielder Connor Joe from the Pirates.
Source: #Braves trade Sean Rodriguez to the #Pirates for Connor Joe.— Tommy Stokke (@StokkeTommy) August 5, 2017
Joe has slashed .240/.338/.380 in 74 games with the Pirates Double-A affiliate.
The Braves have officially announced the deal. Jace Peterson has been recalled from Gwinnett to take Rodriguez’s spot on the active roster.
The #Braves today announced the club acquired minor-league 1B/OF Connor Joe from the Pirates in exchange for INF/OF Sean Rodríguez.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 5, 2017
INF/OF Jace Peterson has been recalled from @GwinnettBraves.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 5, 2017