— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 23, 2013
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