Found December 18, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Atlanta Braves have acquired catcher Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins, as confirmed by David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was the first to report that Doumit was likely to be heading to Atlanta. Heading the other way will be left-handed pitching prospect Sean Gilmartin.#Braves have acquired catcher Ryan Doumit from the Twins for LHP Sean Gilmartin— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) December 18, 2013With Brian McCann heading to New York, the Braves were left with Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird as their only catchers. O'Brien suggests that having Doumit on the roster will allow manager Fredi Gonzalez to pinch-hit with Gattis and Laird when they aren't starting. Doumit, primarily a DH for the Twins, has also played over 100 games in the outfield, so Atlanta will be able to use him for depth there if necessary, although he rates poorly defensively. After Doumit spent time on the concussion DL in 2013, the Twins did stop using him at catcher altogether for the last month and a half of the season, so it is to be hoped that he does not experience a recurrence of those symptoms if he does take a few more foul tips.Gilmartin, 23, has seen his stock fall a long way since he was a first-round draft pick for the Braves in 2011. He performed reasonably well in Double-A, striking out over three times as many batters as he walked and posting a 1.15 WHIP and 3.54 ERA, but was crushed to the tune of a 5.47 ERA over 128 2/3 innings at Triple-A. Shoulder tendonitis sent Gilmartin to the DL in June and may have factored in to his poor performance, but the Braves have clearly revised their opinion of him to the point where they have relatively low long-term expectations.
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