The Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a trade. The deal involves infielder Danny Santana being sent to Atlanta and left handed reliever Kevin Chapman will join the Twins' bullpen. The Braves will also send cash considerations to the Twins, according to an announcement on the Braves' twitter page.
Santana, 26, is a career .266 hitter. He owns 76 RBIs and has proven he can run, stealing 41 bases over his four career seasons in the big leagues. Santana is also considered to be a versatile fielder, as he has played at all three outfield positions, as well as third base, shortstop, and second base. When he broke into the big leagues in 2014, he impressed with a solid stat line of .319/.353/.472 and also earned some consideration for the American League Rookie of the Year award.
Chapman, 29, has not played up to his expectations this season in AAA. He has struggled, pitching with an ERA of 7.71 in 11.2 innings out of the bullpen. In his four career big league seasons, he owns an ERA of 4.09 with 48 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched.
Santana is reportedly joining Atlanta's bench, while Chapman is expected to join Triple-A Rochester