The Atlanta Braves have traded outfielder Mark Kotsay to the Boston Red Sox for minor league outfielder Luis Sumoza.
Kotsay hit .289 this season for the Braves with six home runs and 37 RBI in 318 at bats. He had a .338 OBP and played stellar defense in center field.
The Red Sox needed Kotsay after the disabled former Braves outfielder J.D. Drew earlier in the week.
Sumoza is a 20-year-old right-handed hitting outfielder who was in Lowell of the New York- Penn League. He hit .301 in 193 at bats with 11 home runs and 38 RBI, 15 doubles, nine stolen bases, and a .366 on base percentage.
Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. He can be heard on 680 the Fan in Atlanta and 105.5 the Fan in Macon. Email Bill at email@example.com.
Mark Kotsay traded to Boston
Atlanta Dugout Top Stories
Tom Glavine Interested In Marlins' PurchaseThe Hall of Fame member is working alongside a financial group led by the son of Mitt Romney, who ran for office in 2012.
Watch Top Braves Prospect Kolby AllardWatch top Atlanta Braves prospect Kolby Allard in action in this Scouting video as he shut down the Tennessee Smokies on April 13th, 2017
Allen Iverson dismisses big Braves ProblemAs the Atlanta Braves prepare to open Suntrust Park, Allen Iverson addresses one of the biggest concerns for Braves fans... parking.
Series Preview: Mets vs. BravesAmazin' Clubhouse previews a pivotal matchup between two teams struggling to keep pace in the NL East race.
Amazin ClubhouseTuesday at 8:08 AM