The Atlanta Braves, who recently acquired Gold Glove catcher Sean Murphy through a major trade, are expected to keep their starting catcher Travis Dano.

‘The Athletic’ reporter David O’Brien said on the 16th (Korean time), “According to Atlanta president Alex Ansopoulos, we have no intention of trading Dano, the club’s team leader.”

Atlanta acquired Murphy through a triangle trade with the Oakland Athletics and Milwaukee Brewers on the 13th. However, Kyle Mueller, Manny Piña, Freddie Tannock, and Royber Salinas were given away to Oakland, and William Contreras and Justin Yeager were given away to Milwaukee, sending many players.

Initially, many media predicted that Atlanta, which had acquired a new starting catcher, would trade Dano, but the club seems to have no intention of doing so. He emphasized that Dano is valued as a clubhouse veteran and leader, and that he is producing good results at bat.

Dano posted a batting average of 0.268 this season, 18 homers, 60 RBIs, 61 points, and an OPS of 0.791, and was also selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career. 스포츠토토

Reporter O’Brien explained, “In the 2023 season, Murphy and Dano are expected to share the catcher’s mask, and Dano will also play many games as a designated hitter.”

Of course, Murphy is a Gold Glove winner and an excellent defensive catcher. However, Dano also showed a good performance by recording DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) 6 this season. It is said that Dano may not be satisfied with the designated hitter and that it is regrettable that the number of catchers is decreasing.

First of all, President Ansopoulos decided to take both players. However, Dano still has the possibility of moving to another team through a trade during the season.

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