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Brewers trade Orlando Arcia to Atlanta for two pitchers


MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers are trading one of their longest-tenured players, according to multiple media reports.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was the first to report the Brewers had reached a deal to trade shortstop Orlando Arcia to the Atlanta Braves. There is no word yet on who the Brewers will be receiving in return.

The team confirmed the move, saying they acquired pitchers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel in return.

Arcia debuted with the Brewers in 2016 at the age of 21 and was entering his sixth season with the team. Known more for his defense than his bat, Arcia hit .244 with a .293 on-base percentage in 542 games with the Brewers, although he twice hit 15 home runs in a season.

However, Arcia’s defense had declined in recent years, too, and the team acquired Luis Urias in a trade with the San Diego Padres last season. Urias has handled most of the playing time at shortstop so far this season.

Arcia had struggled in the first few games in 2021, starting the year 1-for-11.