CUMBERLAND, Ga. -- The Atlanta Braves acquired utility player Danny Santana in a trade with the Minnesota Twins, the club announced on Monday.
The club traded left-handed pitcher Kevin Chapman and cash considerations for the 26-year-old switch-hitter.
Santana is in his fourth season in the majors. After a strong rookie season in which he hit .319, had nine home runs and 40 RBIs, Santana has slumped and so has his role with the Twins.
In 13 games this season, Santana is hitting .200 with just one RBI off a home run.
He's played six different positions during his career. He played 114 games in center field, 103 at shortstop, 25 in left field, 10 in right field, four at second base and two at third base.
Santana is a native of Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. He signed as a 17-year-old with Minnesota and spent six years in their farm system.
This season, Chapman pitched in nine games this season at Triple-A Gwinnett. He had a 7.71 ERA.
To make room for Santana, the Braves optioned Lane Adams to Triple-A Gwinnett and sent Micah Johnson to the 60-day disabled list.
The Braves released Ryan Howard from his minor league deal earlier on Monday.
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