The Atlanta Braves completed a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays that will bring Ryan Schimpf to the infield, the team announced on Monday.
Schimpf, 29, has played two seasons in the majors with the San Diego Padres. He has played at second and third base, and he will bring some depth to the Braves' young infield. He could be a good option at third base behind Johan Camarago.
In two seasons with the Padres, Schimpf hit .195 with 76 RBIs and 34 home runs. While he has good power, he has a high strikeout percentage of nearly 40 percent.
He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth round in 2009. Current Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos was with the Blue Jays when they drafted Schimpf.
The Braves will send a player to be determined later or cash considerations to the Rays.