Wed, May 19, 2021 at 3:15pm


The Atlanta Braves acquired catcher Kevan Smith from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.

What does it give the Atlanta Braves
The Braves need catching help right now, since Travis d'Arnaud and Alex Jackson are both injured. Smith will replace veteran Jeff Mathis as the backup to young William Contreras for the foreseeable future.

What does it give the Tampa Bay Rays
It comes as no surprise that the Rays received cash back for one of their players. As a small market operation with a small budget, every dollar counts. Smith had been designated for assignment recently.

Fantasy impact
There is no fantasy impact here, as Smith is merely a depth catcher who figures to only see spot duty in Atlanta.

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