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The Atlanta Braves added reinforcements to their bullpen as they continue to pursue a National League East title.On Sunday Reggie Jackson Jersey , the Baltimore Orioles announced they traded relief pitcher Brad Brach to Atlanta in exchange for international signing bonus slot money. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Baltimore received $250,000 in international slot money in the trade.Rosenthal also added context to the move, noting it "further reinforced" a report from The Athletic鈥檚 Emily Waldon suggesting Baltimore had its eye on coveted international prospect Victor Victor Mesa.Brach, 32, has been something of an innings-eater in recent years for the Orioles, appearing in 62 contests in 2015 (79.1 innings), 71 contests in 2016 (79.0 innings) and 67 contests last year (68.0 innings).The right-hander has pitched 39 innings over 42 games this season and sports a 4.85 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 38 strikeouts. The ERA would mark his highest total in the statistic since he was a rookie pitcher for the San Diego Padres in 2011 and appeared in just nine games.According toZachary Silverof MLB.com http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey , Brach is excited to be headed toward a contender but was still sad to leave Baltimore and its "incredible" fans.The Braves and their fans are hoping Brach resembles the 2015 and 2016 versions of himself down the stretch rather than the one who has struggled for much of this season. He posted a 2.72 and 2.05 ERA in those two years, respectively, and was part of a formidable Orioles team that reached the playoffs in 2016.Atlanta鈥檚 bullpen is a mere 19th in the league in ERA, perESPN.com, and could use a bounce-back effort from Brach.As for the Orioles鈥?interest in Mesa,Eduardo A. Encinaof theBaltimore Sunnoted "they have the international bonus slot availability to pursue a player such as Mesa, who could be seeking a signing bonus in the range of $3 million to $4 million, which would be an unprecedented international investment for the Orioles."This trade will give them even more financial resources to make a run at signing him. The quiet signing also includes a non-roster invitation to spring training"With very little pomp Yunel Escobar Jersey , the Detroit Tigers announced the minor league signing of former Seattle Mariner Gordon Beckham to a minor league deal. You could be forgiven for missing the news entirely, as it was revealed for the first time via a press release in which players who would receive a non-roster invitations to spring training camp were announced. Infielder Beckham was among those names. So many people were focused on young prospect pitcher Casey Mize getting a camp invitation, the inclusion of Beckham on the list slipped past most people’s notice.Beckham, 31, has spent most of his career with the Chicago White Sox, making him a familiar face to Tigers fans. With the exception of a few quality seasons, Beckham has never done much to set himself apart from the crowd, with a career line of .239/.302/.366. He does Martin Maldonado Jersey , however, provide veteran depth to a team that might not want to lean too heavily on guys like Niko Goodrum or Dawel Lugo at second base. In the past two seasons Beckham played in only 33 games for the Mariners, so don’t expect him to be a full-time infielder, nor to be a shoe-in for a utility role with the club. But his invitation to spring training means the Tigers are interested to see what the veteran can bring to the field and whether or not that puts him in Detroit in March, or as added depth in Toledo, expect to see Beckham somewhere with the franchise this year.
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