A few Atlanta Braves fans freaked out a little when Frank Wren didn't pull off an immaculate deal for a starting pitcher or a utility infielder, but the fact is that there's still the entire month of August to make one happen. There's also historical precedent.
In fact, the Braves have made moves in each of the last three Augusts, most recently at the deadline Aug. 31 to acquire Jeff Baker from the Detroit Tigers. He really didn't do a whole lot, but he did provide an extra body to spell the outfield and infield.
In August 2011, the Braves traded for Jack Wilson from the Seattle Mariners. Wilson even stuck around for some of last season. Wilson provided a quality glove at shortstop.
The most substantial August trade in recent memory came when the Braves got Derrick Lee from the Chicago Cubs. He actually contributed pretty well to the tune of a .287 average with three homers and 24 RBIs in 39 games.
And the Braves' need for a utility infielder who can swing the bat a little bit is well documented. Don't be surprised if Wren pulls of a move seemingly out of the blue before long.
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