The Pirates have acquired infielder/outfielder Edward Salcedo from the Braves in exchange for pitcher Bryton Trepagnier, the team announced Thursday. Salcedo, 22, spent most of last season in Triple-A, hitting .212/.294/.357 with 10 home runs, 44 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 364 at-bats. He split time between third base and right field with Gwinnett in 2014. Trepagnier, 22, made 38 appearances with high Class A Bradenton in 2014, going 4-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 40:33 K:BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings.
The Braves have invited 22 non-roster players to participate in major-league spring training, highlighted by pitcher Jason Hursh and infielder Tommy La Stella, MLB.com reports. The Braves' other invitees include pitchers Lay Batista, J.R. Graham, Mark Lamm, Cody Martin, Yunesky Maya, Daniel Rodriguez, Gus Schlosser, Atahualpa Severino, Shae Simmons and Ian Thomas; catchers Matt Kennelly, Steven Lerud, Braeden Schlehuber and Jose Yepez; outfielder Matt Lipka; and infielders Mat Gamel, Phil Gosselin, Tyler Greene, Mark Hamilton and Edward Salcedo. The Braves' first-round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, Hursh allowed two earned runs in 27 innings while striking out 15 and walking 10 at Class A Rome in his first season with the organization. La Stella, who could compete for a starting role at second base, hit .343/.422/.473 with four home runs, 41 RBI and seven stolen bases in 283 at-bats with Double-A Mississippi last season.
Braves INF prospect Edward Salcedo is off to a promising start in June at Class A Rome. Salcedo is batting .318 with eight runs, three doubles, one triple, two homers, eight RBI and three stolen bases in his first 11 June games. This coming after he hit a season-low .245 in May. Salcedo has a .278 average, .362 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage, seven homers, 30 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 60 games.