The Milwaukee Brewers’ single highest opportunity, Orlando Arcia, is back.
This time, though, the move was much bigger than him in a move from short to third base as the team traded Arcia to the Atlanta Braves to free Chad Sobotka and right-handed Patrick Weigel.
“We are excited to add two larger weapons to our organization,” said David Stearns, president of Baseball Operations, at the launch of the trading announcement. “Both have major league experience and provide additional quality options. With us throughout the season “
Both Sobotka and Weigel will report to the Brewers’ Alternative Training Site in Appleton.
Arcia, 26, hit only 91 have passed four games this season, although he has played a significant part in the team’s only victory on opening day. But it was the 10th inning winner with a choice of fielder.
The writing appears to be on the walls of Arcia as far back as the 2019 offseason, when Milwaukee hurled a four-player trade with the San Diego Padres leading Luis Urías to the Brewers.
Arcia was told at the close of this season that he and Urius, 23, will be at the shortstop after Arkia was the undisputed starter for the team there ever since. Debut in Major Leagues in August 2016.
Two-thirds of Arcia’s start this season come to third base.
Arcia was the Brewers’ most consistent hitter for 2020, leading the team with an average. 260, but it is a smatterer. 244 with a base percentage. 293 for his career
On defense, the Arcia has a huge mileage, a major plus for all the shifts the Brewers have made – and a strong throwing arm, but in 2019, in 2020 and in one start-up at a shortstop. In this season he accounted for a negative-6 defense that saved the position.
His best overall season came in 2017 when he hit .277 with 15 home runs and 53 runs while playing in 153 career-highest scoring games.
Arcia avoided offseason arbitration for the time being by signing a $ 2 million one-year contract with the Brewers on Dec. 2, but it is believed he was on trade shutdown last season.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Orlando for his contribution to our team and community,” said Stearns. In Brewers history, including his memorable four hitting performance at 163 Games in 2018.
“We hope Orlando and his family move forward into baseball.”
Arcia’s fit with Braves appears to be a move for more depth, as they already have a stop-stop match in Dansby Swanson.
Swanson dealt with a calf injury and, like Archaea, starts hard at the plate with an average. 100
Sobotka, who turns 28 on July 10, was Braves’ fourth-round pick in 2014.He has fielded in 50 major league games since 2018 and is 1-0 with a mean score of 5.36 and 61 in 47 innings.
Weigel, who turned 27 on July 8, made his major league debut for the Braves last season, pouring 2/3 of the inning for the seventh-round Atlanta pick in 2015. Tommy John surgery
In an interesting change, Brewers drafted Weigel from Oxnard College in the 22nd round in 2014 but failed to sign him.
This story is in development and will be updated.