Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman

Hope Soto
May 30, 2017

Only time will tell if the 19-year old Yepez was too much to give up for Adams. Still, he was a productive bench bat for the Cardinals this year, hitting.292/.340/.396 (96 OPS+) with a homer over 53 plate appearances.

The Atlanta Braves have brought in an interesting and intriguing temporary replacement for Freddie Freeman. Cash considerations also will go to Atlanta, which will be taking on Adams' $2.8 million contract. But I can't thank the Cardinals enough for the opportunities they gave me and the trust they had in me. "We will face all right-handers the rest of the homestand". Though he may not be a great outfielder, it is also helpful that he can at least play some left field in a pinch. He is in his sixth Major League Baseball season and is hitting.292 in 31 games.

"We wouldn't have signed James Loney if we thought the trade would happen", Coppolella said.

"In our ballpark, we think that this is a guy that has a chance to hit some homers."@Braves' John Hart on Matt Adams.

St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (32) hits a RBI double off of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Casey Lawrence (not pictured) during the first inning at Busch Stadium. He signed with the Braves as a non-draftee free agent in July 2014.

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The move is retroactive to Saturday and comes a day after Houston placed ace Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day disabled list because of a pinched nerve in his neck.

The left-hander has the lowest ERA in the majors and his wins are the most in the AL and tied for most overall. Piscotty had been sidelined with a strained right hamstring suffered May 4. He played one whole game and parts of two others at Springfield, getting one hit in seven at-bats.

Yepez is batting.275 with one homer and 15 RBIs in 35 games with Class A Rome this season.

The Braves optioned infielder John Camargo to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear a roster spot for Adams.

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