The Chicago White Sox have agreed to trade minor league outfielder Christian Marrero to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for future cash considerations, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. The two teams made a similar move before the 2011 season when Atlanta acquired minor league outfielder Stefan Gartrell from Chicago.
Marrero, 25, has spent most of the past three seasons playing for Double-A Birmingham in the Chicago organization. In 2011, he hit .293/.385/.476 with 12 home runs for Birmingham while splitting time between first base, right field and left field.
His 2011 play was actually a solid improvement from the previous season, but he still didn't flash the kind of skill set that generally profiles for a limited defensive player. Atlanta has been searching for some outfield pop for a while now, though, and it likely won't cost the Braves much to take a flier on Marrero.
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