Latest Braves News: Just In Atlanta Braves Confirm To Acquire Another Top Experienced Infieder

Former infielder with the Tigers traded to the Braves in 2024—his third team.
Zack Short, an infielder with the Detroit Tigers, was traded to the Atlanta Braves and will soon be playing in 2024 for his third major league team.

Short was designated for assignment earlier this week and was shipped to Atlanta by the Boston Red Sox in exchange for monetary considerations.

Short, who turns 29 next month, was removed on the Tigers’ roster after the 2023 season and was taken off waivers by the New York Mets in November of last year.

After a great spring, Short was added to the Mets Opening Day roster. However, he played very little once the season started, going just 1-for-9 and starting just three games.

Short was acquired by the Red Sox two weeks ago after being DFA’d by the Mets. Short played in just two games, going 0-for-7, thus it was likewise a limited spell.

The Braves are unlikely to use Short very much. Luis Guillorme, who was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday after going 3-for-20 in six weeks with the Braves, is giving way to him for the utility job.

In 2020, the Tigers acquired Short from the Chicago Cubs as part of a trade for Cameron Maybin, an outfielder. He spent the most of the 2023 season as a utility infielder while spending three seasons in the major leagues with Detroit.

Over the course of 110 games and 253 plate appearances last year, Short hit.204 with a.603 OPS (73 OPS+). He was a versatile player who frequently came on as a defensive substitute at the end of the game. In heavily-favored games, Short also threw six innings, giving up four runs on twelve hits.


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