The Atlanta Braves recently swung a 3-team trade to acquire C Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics. The deal is one that will help Atlanta’s pitching staff given Murphy’s impressive defensive prowess behind the plate. However, a new report claims that the Braves could consider trading ace Max Fried, per Jim Callis of MLB.com.
“With the Braves’ payroll climbing — who knows if they will sign Murphy to an extension — I’m hearing some Max Fried rumors on the block,” Callis said. “They may not be able to sign him long-term. Don’t be shocked if we see a Max Fried trade this offseason.”