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Apr 1, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia (3) smiles after hitting the game winning hit in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins after ten innings at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Content Exchange

The Atlanta Braves acquired shortstop Orlando Arcia from the Milwaukee Braves in exchange for right-handers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel.

Arcia is a career .244 hitter with 42 homers, 39 stolen bases and 180 RBIs in 542 games with the Brewers since 2016.

The 26-year-old veteran is 1-for-11 with one RBI and three strikeouts in four games this season.

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The Braves optioned Arcia to the club's alternate training site.

"I was a little surprised he was available," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. "Anytime you can upgrade and add depth to the shortstop position it's really a good move. ... I think it's a strong acquisition for us."

Arcia will provide defensive depth for Atlanta behind shortstop Dansby Swanson. Utility infielder Ehire Adrianza was placed on the injured list on Saturday for personal reasons; he became a U.S. citizen on Monday.

Sobotka, 27, is 1-0 with a 5.36 ERA in 50 relief appearances with the Braves since 2018. He has 61 strikeouts along with 30 walks in 47 innings. He has not appeared in a game this season.

Weigel, 26, pitched in only one game for Atlanta. He allowed two runs on three walks and two hits in 2/3 of an inning in a 10-9 loss to the Washington Nationals in his major league debut on Sept. 4, 2020.

--Field Level Media

This article originally ran on Content Exchange

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