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Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Atlanta Braves acquire closer Raisel Iglesias from Los Angeles Angels to cap busy trade deadline day

After acquiring corner outfielder Robbie Grossman from the Detroit Tigers late Monday, general manager Alex Anthopoulos started the day finalizing a deal that brought right-hander Jake Odorizzi from the Houston Astros in exchange for former Atlanta closer Will Smith.

Then, barely beating the clock before the 6 p.m. ET deadline, the Braves landed Los Angeles Angels closer Raisel Iglesias for reliever Jesse Chavez and pitching prospect Tucker Davidson.

The flurry of trades, which also included Monday’s less-prominent deal that brought Washington infielder Ehire Adrianza back to Atlanta to help fill in while Ozzie Albies recovers from a broken foot, was reminiscent of the moves Anthopoulos pulled off at the 2021 deadline.

The Braves can only hope they lead to the same result.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 02, 2022 at 09:28 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 02, 2022 at 09:59 PM (#6089743)
Salary dump. Iglesias has been bad in this first season of his four-year extension.

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