Braves trade for Adam Duvall, Eddie Rosario to boost offense
There were a lot of questions facing the Atlanta Braves and what they would do at the MLB Trade Deadline after their superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. suffered a torn ACL. Atlanta has answered that question on Friday, choosing to buy, not sell.
The moves aren’t major splashes and they won’t send shockwaves throughout the rest of the NL East but, the Braves went out and added two solid outfielders minutes apart from one another in Adam Duvall of the Marlins and Eddie Rosario of the Indians.
Duvall played for the Braves from 2018-2020 before heading to the Marlins this past year. On the season, Duvall has 22 home runs and 68 RBI and provides a nice power element to Atlanta’s lineup.
Eddie Rosario went from the Minnesota Twins to the Cleveland Indians last offseason and now he’s on the move again in his trade to the Braves. Rosario is hitting just .254 on the season with 7 home runs and 46 RBI but will definitely provided a jolt to Atlanta’s offense.
Again, these aren’t huge moves by Atlanta but they are investing in trying to win now in a crowded NL East. The Mets lead the charge right now at 54-47 but the Phillies are just 3 games back of New York and Atlanta is only 4.5 off the pace. The Marlins and Nationals have clearly indicated that they are selling, leaving the Mets, Phillies and Braves to slug it out for the division crown.
Adding Duvall and Rosario will provide much needed depth in the outfield for the Braves at a time when they desperately need it.