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Wil Nieves isn’t worth a bag of baseballs

Jul 27, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT

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Or even one baseball, apparently.

With Brian McCann landing on the disabled list, the Braves picked up veteran catcher Wil Nieves from the Brewers on Wednesday.  Exactly what he was traded for wasn’t clear at the time, but Brewers GM Doug Melvin admitted later that he got $1 in return.

One dollar.

Nieves hit .140/.189/.190 in 50 at-bats for Milwaukee this season before George Kottaras replaced him as Jonathan LuCroy’s backup.  The 34-year-old is a career .221/.268/.289 hitter in 751 at-bats.

The Braves assigned Nieves to Triple-A and went ahead with calling up J.C. Boscan to serve as the backup to Dave Ross while McCann is on the DL.

  1. The Baseball Gods - Jul 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Cash or check?

    • yankeesgameday - Jul 27, 2011 at 7:14 PM

      Paypal. It is 2011 afterall.

  2. tom-a-hawk - Jul 27, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Randolph and Mortimer Duke would be most proud of this deal.

    • bobulated - Jul 27, 2011 at 7:30 PM


  3. sfbookreviews - Jul 28, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    I would have given him $2 to send him to my house so we could play catch for half an hour. Okay, it isn’t as cool as playing catch with Joe Mauer, but I can’t scrape together the kind of change that would cost.

  4. StottsEra - Jul 28, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    he makes $775,000

  5. foreverchipper10 - Jul 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Haha. I love a good laugh in the morning.

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