The Braves have found their stop-gap for the injured Freddie Freeman. Atlanta traded for Cardinals slugger Matt Adams Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals will also get cash considerations in the deal. Yepez is currently not ranked in the Braves’ top prospects according to MLB.com. He is currently playing in Low A ball with the Rome Braves. The 19-year-old is a career .281 hitter in the minors.
The Braves are currently in second place in the NL East with a 17-22 overall record. Adams is hitting .292 in limited time off of the bench for the Cardinals this season. He has spent much of the time on the bench for the Cardinals in the last few years after Matt Carpenter was converted into a first baseman.
Freeman, who left Wednesday’s game after being hit by a pitch, will be out approximately 10 weeks after additional testing Thursday showed he has a broken wrist, the team announced.
Melancon, who was dealing with a mild right pronator strain in his right elbow, spent the minimal required time on the disabled list, so the Giants obviously felt confident he’s healthy and ready to go.
Unfortunately for the Giants (17-24) they are still fourth in the NL West entering Wednesday’s games despite winning their last five in a row.
Maybe Melancon’s return will keep the hot streak alive.