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Brewers Acquire Right-handed Pitchers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel from Braves

Send Infielder Orlando Arcia To Atlanta

By - Apr 6th, 2021 12:46 pm

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed pitchers Chad Sobotka (so-BOT-kuh) and Patrick Weigel (WHY-gull) from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for infielder Orlando Arcia. Sobotka and Weigel will report to the Alternate Training Site. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.

“We are excited to add two big, power arms to our organization,” said Stearns. “Both have Major League experience and give us additional quality options over the course of the season.”

Stearns added, “On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Orlando for his contributions to our team and community. Orlando contributed to some of the biggest moments in Brewers history, including his memorable four-hit performance in game 163 in 2018. We wish Orlando and his family well as they move on to their next baseball chapter.”

Sobotka, 27, who was on the Braves’ taxi squad this season, has pitched parts of three seasons with Atlanta (2018-20). He is 1-0 with a 5.36 ERA in 50 games, all coming in relief. He has held opponents to a .219 batting average with 61 strikeouts in just 47.0 innings pitched. Sobotka was selected by Atlanta in the fourth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Weigel, 26, who was at the Alternate Training Site for the Braves, was selected by Atlanta in the seventh round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. He made his Major League debut last season, appearing in one game. He is 23-13 with a 3.15 ERA in 86 games (74 starts) during his Minor League career, holding opponents to a .215 batting average.

Arcia, 26, was originally signed by Milwaukee as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 22, 2010. In six seasons with the Brewers (2016-21), he was a .244 hitter with 42 HR and 180 RBI in 542 games. He made 476 starts, all but two coming at shortstop. He made his first career appearances at third base this season, making his last two starts with the team at that position.

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