The Atlanta Braves acquired first baseman Matt Adams from St. Louis on Saturday in an attempt to help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman.
The Cardinals sent Adams and cash to Atlanta for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. The deal came three days after the Braves lost Freeman to a broken wrist.
Freeman was expected to miss 10 weeks after being hit by a pitch from Toronto's Aaron Loup. Freeman was leading the majors in slugging percentage when he was hurt, hitting .341 with 14 home runs.
Braves general manager John Coppolella said Adams will be valuable to the Braves beyond his fill-in duty at first.
"He's also played left field,"...