Braves Pull Off Pair of Trades for Depth on Wednesday Night

Tyler Maher
The Atlanta Braves enhanced their depth by making a pair of trades on Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves enhanced their depth by making a pair of trades on Wednesday night. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Atlanta Braves have been busy in the trade market this offseason. Not only did they swing a blockbuster deal for star catcher Sean Murphy, but they also made a pair of smaller trades on Wednesday night to bolster their depth.

Atlanta Braves Trades

One trade involved acquiring outfielder Eli White from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. White, 28, was a career .185/.260/.296 hitter in three seasons with Texas but is able to play all three outfield positions.

The other trade brought back a pitcher, as the Braves landed left-hander Lucas Luetge from the New York Yankees in exchange for a pair of minor-league prospects. Luetge, 35, was a quality reliever for the Yankees over the past two seasons, posting a 2.71 ERA with a 9.6 K/9.

While Luetge is more likely to make an impact for Atlanta in 2023, White could prove to be a useful bench piece as well. The Braves didn't have to give up too much in these deals either, making them worthwhile additions to a roster that won 101 regular-season games last year.

Atlanta hopes both players can help the team win its second championship in three years. The Braves are currently tied with the San Diego Padres for the fifth-best World Series odds (+1000) on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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