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Wil Nieves isn’t worth a bag of baseballs

Chicago White Sox v Milwaukee Brewers

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 17: Wil Nieves #33 of the Milwaukee Brewers catches against the Chicago White Sox during the spring training game at Maryvale Baseball Park on March 17, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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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.

One dollar.

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.