The Atlanta Braves acquired right-handed starter Jake Odorizzi from the Houston Astros on Tuesday in trade for left-handed aid pitcher Will Smith.
Odorizzi, 32, is 4-3 this season in 12 begins after lacking practically two months as a consequence of a leg damage suffered in Could. His final outing on Sunday was his better of the 12 months with no runs and solely two hits allowed in seven innings towards the Seattle Mariners. He additionally had a season-high eight strikeouts. In 2019, Odorizzi earned All-Star honors throughout a stint with the Minnesota Twins and completed the 12 months with a 15-7 file and three.51 ERA.
Atlanta is 3.5 video games again within the NL East and at present leads the race for the primary of three wild-card berths within the Nationwide League. The staff is seventh in MLB in runs allowed however was on the hunt for an improve in its beginning rotation with 24-year-old starter Ian Anderson struggling. Anderson leads the NL in walks issued and has a 4.99 ERA.
The Astros get again Smith, who additionally acquired an All-Star nod in 2019. Final season, he recorded 37 saves because the Braves’ nearer, however this 12 months he yielded that position to Kenley Jansen. Smith has allowed 35 hits and 18 earned runs in 37 innings pitched this season.
Houston has spent the ultimate days earlier than the commerce deadline including to its offense with acquisitions of Trey Mancini from the Baltimore Orioles and Christian Vázquez from the Boston Crimson Sox.