As of Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
After a spring of hype surrounding the play and potential of third baseman Joey Terdoslavich, the No. 11 prospect in the Atlanta organization's first stint in Class AAA ended unceremoniously Tuesday.
The Braves transferred the struggling infielder down to Class AA Mississippi and replaced him with Ruben Gotay via a trade. The Braves acquired Gotay from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash and immediately activated him for Tuesday's Gwinnett Braves game.
Terdoslavich struggled from the start in Gwinnett, both at the plate and at third base. He leaves hitting just .180 with 20 RBIs, four home runs and his 22 errors at third lead the International League.
The 23-year-old's Class AAA promotion at the end of spring training came as a slight surprise, but his time with the big league club and performance in the Arizona Fall League earned Terdoslavich the Class AAA assignment.
He now begins his first experience in Class AA, after playing all of last season with Class high-A Lynchburg where he was named the Braves minor league player of the year.
Gotay comes to the G-Braves from the Pacific Coast League's Las Vegas 51s where he was hitting .346 with three doubles and 14 RBIs in 22 games. This is the 29-year-old's third stint with the Atlanta Braves and second time playing in Gwinnett. He played in 72 games for the G-Braves a season ago, hitting .253 with four doubles, three home runs and 25 RBIs.