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Braves Re-Signal Chadwick Tromp To Minor League Deal


The Braves have re-signed catcher Chadwick Tromp to a minor league deal, per the transaction tracker of the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers. He was simply non-tendered by the Braves final week. Infielder Luke Williams, additionally non-tendered by Atlanta final week, is again on a minor league deal as nicely. It’s listed on the transactions tracker as right-handed pitcher Lucas Williams, although that Williams hasn’t pitched in affiliated ball since 2017 and MLBTR has confirmed that the Williams that was just lately non-tendered is the one Atlanta re-signed this week. The membership additionally introduced minor league free agent Grant Holmes again to the group on a minor league deal.

Tromp, 29 in March, has acquired restricted large league alternatives in every of the previous 4 years. He was with the Giants in 2020 and 2021 then Atlanta up to now two years, getting right into a mixed 40 video games over that four-year span. He has hit .222/.225/.414 in his 102 profession plate appearances. He spent most of 2023 on optionally available task, stepping into 65 video games at that stage, hitting 10 residence runs and strolling in 16% of his plate appearances. His general batting line of .210/.336/.384 was nonetheless subpar, translating to a wRC+ of 84.

Atlanta non-tendered Tromp final week though he wasn’t but arbitration eligible. By doing so, they made him a free agent with out exposing him to waivers, which allowed them to rapidly re-sign him this week in a non-roster capability. They’ve Sean Murphy and Travis d’Arnaud set to function the key league catching duo however these at the moment are the one two backstops on the roster. Tromp will give them a little bit of depth in Triple-A to be referred to as upon if an damage creates a necessity. If he will get added again to the roster subsequent yr, he nonetheless has one possibility yr remaining.

Williams, 27, is an infielder that Atlanta claimed from the Dodgers in June. He has 148 video games of main league expertise courting again to 2021, bouncing to the Phillies, Giants and Marlins earlier than attending to the Dodgers and Atlanta. He’s hit simply .225/.281/.295 within the majors however has no less than supplied defensive versatility, taking part in each place besides catcher. He’s additionally stolen 17 bases in 23 makes an attempt.

Atlanta has an amazing lineup already however solely has 11 hitters on the 40-man roster proper now, leaving their bench and place participant depth fairly open. Williams can provide them some cowl all around the diamond with out taking over a roster spot in the intervening time. If added again onto the roster in the course of the upcoming season, he nonetheless has an possibility and may due to this fact be shuttled to the minors with out being uncovered to waivers.

Holmes, 28 in March, was a primary spherical choose of the Dodgers in 2014 however has but to make his main league debut. He was with Gwinnett on a minor league deal in 2023 and tossed 61 reduction innings with a 3.54 earned run common, 28.7% strikeout price and 10.1% stroll price. If added to the roster at any level subsequent yr, he’ll be out of choices since he spent 2019-2021 on the A’s roster and burned by way of his possibility years.

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