John Farrell

MLB: Braves solve problem at first base by acquiring Matt Adams from Cardinals

MLB: Braves solve problem at first base by acquiring Matt Adams from Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves have found their fill-in for injured star Freddie Freeman, acquiring first baseman Matt Adams and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals 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 the time being.

“He's also played left...

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