Braves acquire Doumit from the Twins in exchange for Gilmartin
The Braves have acquired Ryan Doumit from the Twins in exchange for left-handed starting pitcher Sean Gilmartin.
Doumit is a capable pinch hitter who can be utilized as a catcher, first baseman or corner outfielder. The 32-year-old veteran batted .247 with 14 home runs and a .710 OPS while compiling 538 plate appearances with the Twins this year.
With this acquisition, the Braves have gained the power potential they had not previously had on their bench. Doumit has hit at least 10 home runs in five of the past six seasons and belted a career-high 18 for the Twins in 2012.
Gilmartin has not lived up to expectations since the Braves took him with the 28th overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. The 23-year-old southpaw has gone 12-20 with a 4.23 ERA in 54 professional appearances. He compiled a 5.74 ERA in the 17 starts he made for Triple-A Gwinnett this year.