HOUSTON - APRIL 30: Catcher Wil Nieves #33 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws out Wandy Rodriguez #51 of the Houston Astros on a bunt in the second inning at Minute Maid Park on April 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Braves Trade For Wil Nieves, Brewers Catcher, According To Report

Wil Nieves will likely serve as a backup catcher for David Ross while Brian McCann recovers from a strained oblique.

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Braves Trade For Wil Nieves, Brewers Catcher, According To Report

The Atlanta Braves made their first trade of the year Wednesday, and it was for Brewers backup catcher Wil Nieves.

Wil Nieves

#33 / Catcher / Milwaukee Brewers

5-11

190

R

R

Sep 25, 1977

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 - Wil Nieves 20 50 2 7 2 0 0 0 3 12 0 0 .140 .189 .180

Please do not mistake this trade for something more; this is simply a move to add organizational depth while Brian McCann is on the disabled list. Nieves will have absolutely no effect on the Braves at the trade deadline and I'd be surprised if he gets more than three or four at-bats in Atlanta. Basically, he's a healthy body who is capable of being a catcher for a few innings should something come up.

The Braves sent cash considerations to the Brewers in exchange for the catcher. I'd be surprised if it was anything more than a few thousand dollars or so.

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