The Atlanta Braves have acquired St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams in exchange for minor league Juan Yepez.
With Freddie Freeman being sidelined approximately 10 weeks with a fractured left wrist, the Braves had a rather sizeable hole in the middle of their lineup. An early season MVP candidate, Freeman had 14 homers and 25 RBI, while sporting a slash line of .341/.461/.748 through 37 games played.
After losing playing time at first to Matt Carpenter, Adams has been relegated to spot duty, but should have ample opportunity for at-bats over the next two-plus months. Despite the limited playing time, Adams is hitting .292 with one homer and seven RBI in 48 at-bats (31 games). For his career, Adams sports a slash line of .271/.315/.453, with 57 career home runs. Adams will be arbitration-eligible at the end of the season.
Yepez, 19, was hitting .275 with one homer and 15 RBI through 36 games with the Class A Peoria Chiefs at the time of the trade.