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Padres | Christian Bethancourt acquired by Padres

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:39:45 -0800

The San Diego Padres have acquired C Christian Bethancourt from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is expected to compete for the backup catching job in San Diego behind Derek Norris, so he won't have much value in any fantasy format. The 24-year-old former prospect struggled both offensively and defensively in 2015, batting .200 with two home runs and 12 RBIs while allowing eight passed balls.

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Braves | Christian Bethancourt dealt to San Diego

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:31:34 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Braves have traded C Christian Bethancourt to the San Diego Padres, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves are expected to use a catching tandem of A.J. Pierzynski and Tyler Flowers in 2016, which made the 24-year-old Bethancourt expendable. Kelly is a 26-year-old right-hander who has largely struggled since undergoing Tommy John surgery two years ago. The former 2008 first-round pick went 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA in three MLB appearances last season and was 2-10 with a 5.16 ERA in 31 games for Class AA San Antonio and Class AAA El Paso. Rodriguez is a 17-year-old catcher who hit .266 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 30 games with three different Rookie-level clubs in 2015. None of these players is expected to be a fantasy factor in 2016.

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