Atlanta Braves commerce for Sean Murphy in three-team commerce

The Atlanta Braves acquired catcher Sean Murphy from the Oakland A’s as a part of a three-team commerce, a number of retailers reported Monday.

Murphy, a Gold Glove catcher, bolsters a staff persistently close to the highest of the NL East. The Braves went 101-61 final season, profitable the division, and received the 2021 World Sequence.

The transfer is the newest in a teardown by the A’s, who’ve traded Chris Bassitt, Matt Chapman, Sean Manaea, Frankie Montas and Matt Olson because the begin of the 2021 season.

The Brewers despatched outfielder Esteury Ruiz to the A’s, whereas Milwaukee is touchdown catcher William Contreras. Oakland can also be buying catcher Manny Piña.

Murphy is taken into account one of many prime catchers in baseball, hitting .235/.326/.422 and averaging 14 homers per season. The A’s definitely moved him partly due to his growing wage quantity: Murphy most likely will make $3.5 million subsequent season via arbitration, MLB Commerce Rumors reported, and that can enhance earlier than he’s eligible without spending a dime company after the 2025 season.

Freddy Tarnok, a right-handed pitching prospect, goes from Atlanta to Oakland, whereas left-hander Kyle Muller goes to Oakland. Joel Payamps and Justin Yeager are headed to the Brewers. 

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