Tigers Acquire Cameron Maybin from Atlanta

The fire sale in Atlanta continues as today the Braves announced that they have traded outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for left-handed pitchers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.

Maybin is coming off a decent 2015 where he posted a slash of .267/.327/.370 with an OPS of .697. He is entering the final year of his contractn which will make him about $8 million, but he has a team option next season worth about $9 million with a $1-million buyout.

As for what Atlanta got in return, Krol will be on his third team in four years, previously with the Washington Nationals. He’s posted a 4-4 record with a 4.91 ERA and a 7.7 K/9. He’s more likely going to be a bullpen piece for the rebuilding Braves.

Speier, 20, spent last season in the minors for High-A West Michigan White Caps. He pitched 44 innings there, posting a 4-2 record with a 2.86 ERA. He struck out 36 in 44 innings and walked only 12. Speier seems to be the prize in this trade for the Braves to hopefully develop into someone who can help them down the road.

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