ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today acquired RHP Brad Brach from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for an international signing slot.
Brach, 32, went 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA (21 ER/39.0 IP) and 11 saves in 42 games out of the bullpen for Baltimore this season. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound native of Freehold, NJ, was an American League All-Star in 2016 and over an eight-year career with San Diego and Baltimore, the right-hander is 30-21 with a 3.16 ERA (152 ER/432.1 IP) in 397 games.
Originally drafted by San Diego in the 42nd round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Monmouth University, Brach made his major league debut in 2011 with the Padres. He joined the Orioles in 2014, and since 2015, Brach ranks fourth in the American League with 242 appearances.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the club transferred RHP Brandon McCarthy to the 60-day disabled list.
This deal marks the teams’ first since 2016, when the Orioles sent Brian Matusz and the 76th pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek.