Wil Nieves isn’t worth a bag of baseballs
Or even one baseball, apparently.
With Brian McCann landing on the disabled list, the Braves picked up veteran catcher Wil Nieves from the Brewers on Wednesday. Exactly what he was traded for wasn’t clear at the time, but Brewers GM Doug Melvin admitted later that he got $1 in return.
Nieves hit .140/.189/.190 in 50 at-bats for Milwaukee this season before George Kottaras replaced him as Jonathan LuCroy’s backup. The 34-year-old is a career .221/.268/.289 hitter in 751 at-bats.
The Braves assigned Nieves to Triple-A and went ahead with calling up J.C. Boscan to serve as the backup to Dave Ross while McCann is on the DL.