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Braves trade Nate Freiman to the Nationals for Tyler Moore

Tyler Moore

Washington Nationals’ Tyler Moore triples to score teammates Emmanuel Burriss, Matt Skole, and Cutter Dykstra in the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


The Braves and Nationals agreed on an intra-division trade on Sunday, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Braves are shipping out first baseman Nate Freiman and receiving 1B/OF Tyler Moore from the Nationals.

Freiman, 29, has hit only .120 in 25 spring at-bats thus far. He was competing for a spot on the Braves’ roster to serve as a bench bat, as Freddie Freeman isn’t giving up his grip on the first base position anytime soon.

Moore, 29, has been similarly unsuccessful this spring, batting .129 in 31 at-bats. The Nationals waived him on Thursday and outrighted him to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.

This is basically just a swap of middling players who weren’t going to make their previous clubs’ Opening Day rosters. We’ll probably see a few more of these before the regular season begins.

The Braves also acquired lefty reliever Eric O’Flaherty from the Pirates for cash on Sunday, per’s Mark Bowman.

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