The Milwaukee Brewers are shaking up their crowded infield, as they traded Orlando Arcia to Atlanta in change for right-handed pitchers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel on Tuesday.
Sobotka and Weigel will report back to the Brewers alternate coaching website.
Arcia has spent his complete six-year MLB profession with Milwaukee, debuting as a 21-year-old in 2016. In 542 video games, Arcia logged a .244/.293/.364 slash line with 42 homers, 39 stolen bases and 180 RBI for the Brewers.
His greatest season got here in 2017, his first full season within the large leagues. Arcia performed 152 video games at shortstop and mashed a career-high 15 dwelling runs, whereas additionally recording a .277/.324/.407 slash line.
Weigel, who’s 26 years outdated, is listed as Atlanta’s No. 12 prospect by MLB.com. He made his major-league debut final season and allowed two runs on two hits and three walks in 2/three of an inning. In 2019, he posted a 6-2 document, 2.73 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 79 innings at Double-A and Triple-A.
Sobotka, 27, has appeared in 50 MLB contests — all as a reliever — and tallied a 5.36 ERA and 11.7 Okay/9 for the Braves.
“We’re excited so as to add two large, energy arms to our group,” Milwaukee basic supervisor David Stearns mentioned in a press release. “Each have major-league expertise and provides us extra high quality choices over the course of the season.”
Arcia’s grasp on Milwaukee’s beginning shortstop place loosened when the Brewers traded for Luis Urias after the 2019 season. Arica began 52 video games at shortstop in 2020, however supervisor Craig Counsell emphasised giving Urias a shot on the place in 2021.
Positive sufficient, Urias began three of Milwaukee’s opening 4 video games at shortstop whereas Arcia began two video games at third base and one at brief. He collected one hit in 11 plate appearances (.091 batting common) and fanned thrice.
His fielder’s alternative in 10th inning within the season opener scored Lorenzo Cain with the game-winning run in a 6-5 win over Minnesota.
Shifting ahead, Travis Shaw will probably get probably the most reps at third with Urias holding down the shortstop place, and Daniel Robertson backing up each.
Milwaukee will play the second contest of a three-game collection towards Chicago at Wrigley Subject on Tuesday evening. Catch “Brewers Reside” on Bally Sports activities Wisconsin at 6 p.m.