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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Braves revamp outfield with deals for Jorge Soler, Eddie Rosario, Adam Duvall

The Atlanta Braves entered Friday with a 51-52 record on the season, putting them four games back in the National League East and eight back in the wild-card hunt. Despite already acquiring Joc Pederson this month as a means of trying to fill the Ronald Acuña Jr. void, Atlanta swung a trio of deals ahead of the trade deadline to improve their outfield depth chart: first adding the injured Eddie Rosario in a swap with Cleveland that will send reserve Pablo Sandoval to the Midwest, then reacquiring Adam Duvall from the Miami Marlins in for catcher Alex Jackson. The Braves later beat the buzzer to add Jorge Soler from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for righty Kasey Kalich, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The Braves also acquired right-handed reliever Richard Rodriguez from the Pittsburgh Pirates, again per Passan.


 

 

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