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Braves acquire Shane Carle from Pirates for PTBNL or cash

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The hot stove is lit! Okay, not really...but something did happen at least.

MLB: Colorado Rockies-Media Day Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Guys! We have actual news about the Braves!

Okay, the move today isn’t a blockbuster trade (looking at you, Yelich rumors...), but the Braves did make an effort to bolster their bullpen options going in to spring training.

The 26 year old right-hander made his MLB debut with the Rockies in 2017 where he posted a 6.75 ERA in three appearances where he struck out four batters and walked none in four innings of work before getting sent back down to Triple-A. In his minor league career (where he was mostly a starter before a recent conversion to reliever), Carle has posted a 4.10 ERA and has struck out 367 batters in 527 13 innings of work and opposing batters have hit .285 against him in his career.

Carle was claimed off of waivers by the Pirates just a couple of weeks ago before the Braves acquired him today. Given his track record and the fact that this is his third team in as many weeks, the price in terms of the player to be named or in cash for the Braves will likely be minimal as the Braves look for more options to bolster their reliever corps.