Atlanta Braves Claim Versatile Infielder Off Waivers From Dodgers

The Atlanta Braves have recently bolstered their infield depth by acquiring Luke Williams off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Known for his defensive versatility and base-stealing abilities, the 26-year-old infielder has joined the Braves' organization and will be assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett team.

Williams had previously made appearances in four games with the Dodgers earlier in the season before primarily playing for the Triple-A Oklahoma City team.

In Triple-A, he showcased a batting average of .262, an on-base percentage of .339, and a slugging percentage of .446. In addition, he demonstrated his power by hitting six home runs and his speed with 11 stolen bases in 198 plate appearances.

With the Braves having an available roster spot due to Max Fried's placement on the 60-day injured list as he recovers from a forearm injury, they made the move to add Williams as a valuable depth piece.

Over his three-year career, Williams has slashed .234/.291/.306, with two home runs, 12 RBIs, 14 stolen bases, and 29 runs scored across 141 games played.

While his major league batting numbers have been below average, Williams brings value to the team through his defensive versatility and ability to steal bases. The Braves are hopeful that he can contribute to their organizational depth and potentially make an impact at the major league level in the future. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports