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Braves Acquire Joc Pederson

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The Atlanta Braves have officially acquired veteran outfielder Joc Pederson from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league first baseman Bryce Ball, both teams officially announced on Thursday.

Pederson, 29, signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal that included a $10 million mutual option and $2.5 million buyout with the Cubs this past offseason, and has slugged 11 home runs while posting a .718 OPS over 73 games for Chicago this season.

The Braves are hoping that Pederson can help fill the void left by Ronald Acuna Jr’s ACL tear.

Ball was a 24th-round pick for the Braves in 2019.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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