Atlanta Braves Acquire Nicky Lopez from Kansas City Royals

It’s a Brave(s) new world for Nicky Lopez.

The Atlanta Braves have acquired the 28-year-old Latino American infielder from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-hander Taylor Hearn.

Nicky Lopez,  Lopez was batting .210 with three triples and 13 RBIs in 67 games for the Royals this season.

In five seasons, all in Kansas City, he is a career .248 hitter with five home runs and 119 RBIs with 15 triples and 40 steals.

Lopez is considered an above-average fielder at second base and shortstop.

Hearn, 28, had just one outing with the Braves after his contract was purchased from the Texas Rangers on Monday.

He has a 14.73 ERA in five outings with the Braves and Rangers this season. In 93 appearances (25 starts) over five big league seasons, mostly with Texas, Hearn is 12-15 with a 5.26 ERA.

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