According to Mark Bowman, who covers the Atlanta Braves for MLB.com, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Sean Rodriguez from the Braves for a catching prospect. David O'Brien, who also covers the Braves, reports that the prospect is actually a 1B/OF.
What we do know is that Rodriguez is signed this season and next for $5M each year. This year would just be the pro-rated amount, with approximately 1/3 of the season left.
Rodriguez has been out most of this season due to a car accident prior to Spring Training which required shoulder surgeery. He wasn't expected to be back by now, but has played 15 games with the Braves after a short rehab, posting a .162/.326/.351 slash line.
UPDATE 2:10: The player returning to the Braves is Connor Joe according to O'Brien. He was hitti...
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