Maybin, who is under control for two more seasons, was swapped for Ian Krol and Gabe Spieler, both left-handed pitchers. He was dealt just days after GM John Coppolella sent Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels.
Of the new acquisitions, only the 24-year-old Krol has seen big league action to the tune of a 5.79 ERA in 33 appearances last season. Spiel compiled a 2.86 ERA in 44 innings at Single-A last year.
Maybin put up a .267 average with 23 steals and 10 homers, his best year since 2012, so it seems the Braves decided to sell high and count on Mallex Smith panning out in the long run.
Opening Day will likely see Michael Bourn manning centerfield in Atlanta, unless Mallex Smith makes a splash in Spring Training.Read more... Join the Conversation...