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Braves acquire Orlando Arcia, send Patrick Weigel, Chad Sobotka to Brewers

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The Braves add infield depth with the acquisition of a former top prospect.

Minnesota Twins v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images

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:

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:

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):

Arcia will have to go through intake screening upon his arrival. He will likely join the active roster soon.