August 10, 2022

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Braves acquire Adrianza from Nats, DFA Canó

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The Braves on Monday acquired infielder Ehire Adrianza from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Trey Harris, who was ranked as the 29th prospect, per MLB Pipeline, in the Braves’ system. Adrianza will wear No. 12.

Atlanta also designated infielder Robinson Canó for assignment. In nine games for the Braves this season, Canó batted .154 (4-for-26) with a double and a run scored.

Adrianza, 32, batted .179 (15-for-84) with two doubles and seven RBIs in 31 games for the Nationals this season. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound native of Guarenas, Venezuela, signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in the offseason after winning the World Series with Atlanta last season.

TRADE DETAILS
Braves get: INF Ehire Adrianza
Nationals get: Minor League OF Trey Harris (Braves’ No. 29 prospect)

In the 2021 regular season, Adrianza played 109 games for Atlanta, hitting .247 (45-for-182) with nine doubles, five home runs and 28 RBIs.

Adrianza’s 16 hits as a pinch-hitter last season tied for the most in Major League Baseball. In total, he hit .250 (16-for-64) in pinch-hit situations with five doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs.

Harris, 26, hit .238 (45-for-169) with two home runs in 59 games with Double-A Mississippi. The outfielder was originally drafted by the Braves in the 32nd round of the 2018 MLB Draft.

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