Braves trade Wren to Brewers for Quintana

Zach Quintana is the newest member of the Braves organization.

After Frank Wren was fired in September as general manager of the Braves, many wondered what would happen to Wren’s son Kyle, an outfielder in Atlanta’s farm system. It would have been an uncomfortable situation to keep Kyle Wren around, considering the dismissal of his father.

So the Braves rectified that situation Friday, trading Wren to the Brewers for minor league reliever Zach Quintana, a 20-year-old right-hander.

Quintana pitched in 25 games (16 starts) with the Wisconsin team in Low-A for the Brewers. He was 4-5 with a 5.70 ERA, 100 hits allowed in 85.1 innings, 49 walks and 58 strikeouts. In his three-year pro career, Quintana has a 6.15 ERA in 52 games (34 starts) with 239 hits allowed in 194.2 innings, 103 walks and 139 strikeouts.

Quintana is not considered a top prospect in Milwaukee’s farm system, so the Braves obviously see something outside of the numbers they believe they can work with moving forward.

The Braves do not have many outfield prospects, but Wren never projected to more than a reserve outfielder anyway. Wren hit .290 between Lynchburg and Mississippi in 2014, with a .350 on base percentage, no home runs, 43 RBI and 46 stolen bases.


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