Atlanta Braves & Texas Rangers Swing Trade

The Atlanta Braves have jumped in to acquire a solid role player the Texas Rangers had DFA'd a few days back, working out a trade for pinch-runner & supreme defender Eli White.

The 28-year-old got into just 47 games this past season, mainly as a pinch runner and defensive replacement in the outfield, and he still managed to produce a WAR of 1.0. He also stole 12 bases and was caught just once. 

He's produced incredible defensive numbers in his short time in the majors over three seasons, with 5 Outs Above Average and 7 Defensive Runs Saved in only 130 appearances. 

Given his talents on the basepaths and in the outfield, his offensive numbers aren't really that important (.200 average, .578 OPS in 2022). 

Nice pickup for the Braves for the end of their bench.

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