ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today acquired OF Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for RHP Lucas Sims, RHP Matt Wisler, and OF Preston Tucker.
Duvall, 29, hit .205 with 15 home runs and 61 RBI in 105 games with Cincinnati this season. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound native of Louisville, Ky., hit 64 home runs over the previous two seasons (33 in 2016 and 31 in 2017) and made the National League All-Star team in 2016. His 79 home runs since the beginning of the 2016 season are tied for the fifth most in the National League. He also was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in each of the last two seasons.
Duvall has appeared at three different positions this season, playing the majority of his games in left field. He also made 10 appearances, five starts, at first base, while he also made one appearance at third base. He has seven outfield assists this season after he collected a career-best 15 to lead all of the major leagues last season.
Originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, Duvall made his major league debut in 2014 with the Giants. The Reds acquired him the following season in a three-player trade that sent RHP Mike Leake to San Francisco. He is a career .233 (375-for-1,607) hitter with 87 home runs and a .757 OPS in 467 major league games.
Wisler appeared in seven games with the Braves this season, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA, while Sims pitched in six games out of the Atlanta bullpen without recording a decision. Tucker hit .256 with four home runs in 62 games for the Braves.
This deal marks the teams’ first since last season, when the Reds sent second baseman Brandon Phillips and cash to the Braves for left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and minor league pitcher Carlos Portuondo