Braves acquire catcher Ryan Doumit from Twins

Looking for catching depth after losing Brian McCann to free

agency, the Atlanta Braves acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota

Twins on Wednesday for left-hander Sean Gilmartin.

The 32-year-old Doumit could share time with Evan Gattis, a

rookie last season who is McCann’s projected replacement as

Atlanta’s primary starter.

After playing his first seven seasons with Pittsburgh, Doumit

spent two years in Minnesota. He hit .247 with 14 homers and 55

RBIs this year, when he started only 43 games at catcher and also

played in the outfield.

The switch-hitter batted .318 with 15 homers and 69 RBIs in 2008

for the Pirates and had his best power numbers in 2012, when he hit

.275 with 18 homers and 75 RBIs for the Twins.

Gilmartin, the 28th overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft, was

3-8 with a 5.74 ERA at Triple-A Gwinnett last season.

The addition of Gilmartin is another in a series of moves by

Minnesota to bolster starting pitching. The Twins added Ricky

Nolasco and Phil Hughes and have a pending deal Mike Pelfrey.

Gilmartin will be at spring training with a minor league

contract. The 23-year-old is 12-20 with a 4.23 ERA in three minor

league seasons.