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Atlanta Braves Showing Interest in San Diego Padres Reliever Joe Thatcher

July 23rd, 2013 at 10:31 PM
By Cody Fields

In their continuing quest for a lefty reliever, the Atlanta Braves have expressed interest in trading for San Diego Padres reliever Joe Thatcher, Jon Morosi tweets.

 

Thatcher wouldn't quite be the traditional trade deadline rental. He still has one more year of arbitration eligibility and will become a free agent in 2014 at the earliest.

Mainly used as a left-handed specialist, Thatcher has a 2.25 ERA over 28 innings in 47 appearances this season. He has a 3.21 career ERA in seven Major League seasons, all with the Padres.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Joe Thatcher, MLB, San Diego Padres, trade deadline

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