Braves announce Evan Gattis trade

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The Braves have traded catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and pitcher James Hoyt to a Astros for 3 prospects, a teams announced. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reliable a understanding early on Wednesday. The understanding was primarily reported by a Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 28-year-old Gattis is entrance off a deteriorate in that he strike .263/.317/.493 over 369 at-bats. Gattis dealt with behind issues during a season, causing him to skip time. Gattis is underneath group control by a 2018 season. It’s misleading where Gattis will play with his new club.

Hoyt, 27, posted a 3.17 ERA over dual levels of a minors final year.

In return, a Braves will accept pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman , and third baseman Rio Ruiz .

Foltynewicz was rated as a Astros third-best awaiting this year according to Baseball America. The 23-year-old pitched in 18 games with Houston final year, posting a 5.30 ERA.

Thurman, 23, posted a 5.38 ERA during Class A final year. The 20-year-old Ruiz .293/.387/.436 over 516 at-bats in High A.

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