Atlanta Braves trade for 1B/DH Tyler White from Milwaukee Brewers

The Atlanta Braves saw how important it is to have depth, and they gained a bit more by trading for Tyler White on Wednesday for cash considerations.

It’s hard to get depth at this time of year, but Alex Anthopoulos and the Atlanta Braves managed to do just that on Wednesday by making a trade to the Milwaukee Brewers for first baseman Tyler White.

The Braves made another move the other day by acquiring Rylan Bannon as inside depth.

While these players are unlikely to see action with the big league club, we’ve seen that injuries can quickly dig into your depth. It’s nice to have guys like that just in case.

We saw what happened over the weekend when Chadwick Tromp was called up for the first time – maybe just once – this year after Travis d’Arnaud was injured and had a big daytime.

Braves trade for Tyler White

Tyler White was a 33rd round pick by the Houston Astros in 2013 from Western Carolina University in North Carolina.

He made his Houston debut in 2016 and hit .241/.319/.409 with 26 home runs over four seasons with the Astros.

The right-handed big hitter spent part of 2019 with the Dodgers, but had just one hit in 22 at bats — that was the last time he played at the big league level.

His best season came in 2018 when he cut .276/.354/.533 with 12 homers in 66 games.

This year in Triple-A for the Brewers, he cut .231/.357/.431 with 13 homers in 75 games.

He’s sort of a right-handed version of Daniel Vogelbach in terms of size, they don’t hit average, walk around and can hit home runs.

Never neglect these small movements. Again, you’re hoping these players aren’t needed, because that means something went wrong.

But when something goes wrong, you want guys like Tyler White in place who have big league experience and can help keep things going for a little while.

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