Braves general manager John Hart indicated that Cuban infield prospect Hector Olivera could be activated and join the team in about two weeks, according to the Braves Radio Network. Olivera came to the Braves from the Dodgers in the blockbuster three-team deal just prior to the July 31 trade deadline.
After officially signing a six-year, $62.5 million contract in May, Olivera started the 2015 season at the Dodgers' Double-A affiliate in Tulsa. He breezed through that level, batting .318 with a home run and six RBI through six games.
He then moved up to Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he hit .387 (12 for 31) with a double, a triple and a home run in seven games. But he landed on the minor league disabled list with a hamstring injury in the middle of June.
The 30-year-old was playing in rehab games at the Rookie League level prior to the trade with the Braves. It appears Olivera, who played mostly second base with the Dodgers, will see some action at third base for the Braves following Friday's trade involving Chris Johnson.