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Braves acquire OF Sam Hilliard from Rockies

Jun 11, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder Sam Hilliard (22) tosses his bat after flying out during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies traded outfielder Sam Hilliard to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in exchange for minor league right-hander Dylan Spain.

Hilliard, 28, batted .184 with a .544 OPS in 70 games for the Rockies in 2022, while also spending 37 games at Triple-A Albuquerque. In four big league seasons, Hilliard is batting .212 with a .717 OPS, 29 home runs and 71 RBIs.

Spain, 24, has never advanced past the Single-A level in his two seasons in the Braves organization after he was drafted in the 10th round in 2021. The Hawaii native has a 4.03 ERA in 47 minor league appearances.

–Field Level Media