The Atlanta Braves made yet another offseason move as they acquired infielder David Fletcher and catcher Max Stassi from the Los Angeles Angels. In exchange, the Angels received first baseman Evan White and reliever Tyler Thomas.
29-year-old Fletcher has spent each of his six seasons in Anaheim, where he produced a career .277/.323/.359 slash line. Defensively, he has played all over the diamond, with most of his innings at second base.
Stassi, on the other hand, has split his career between Houston and Anaheim. He’s appeared in 378 games as catcher and has committed 18 errors behind the plate. However, the Braves already have two catchers in Sean Murphy and Travis d’Arnaud. After missing the entire 2023 season due to injury followed by a family medical issue, it is likely that the Braves deal Stassi to another club that is willing to pay his $7M salary in 2024.
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