The Atlanta #Braves tonight acquired LHP Lucas Luetge from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor-leaguers RHP Indigo Diaz and INF Caleb Durbin. To make room on the 40-man roster, Atlanta designated INF Lewin Díaz for assignment.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) December 29, 2022
Luetge is 35 years old and appeared in 50 games with New York in 2022 while compiling a 2.67 ERA and a 3.03 FIP in 57 1/3 innings. Luetge has 138 strikeouts in 129 2/3 innings with New York over the last two seasons. He was surprisingly designated for assignment by the Yankees on December 21 to open up a roster spot for Tommy Kahnle.
Diaz spent last season at Double A Mississippi where he had a 3.08 ERA and a 4.27 FIP in 49 2/3 innings. He struck out 29.6% of the batters he faced but also ran a walk-rate of 14.6%.
Durbin is an infielder that the Braves took in the 14th round of the 2021 Draft. He began the season at Augusta where he hit .249/.369/.388 with a 116 wRC+ before a promotion to Rome. Over the final 32 games in High A, he hit .220/.306/.330 with a 79 wRC+.
Atlanta designated first baseman Lewin Diaz for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.