Braves Acquire Jaime Garcia from Cardinals

Yet another veteran arm has fallen to the Braves as they look to deepen their staff as best they can without emptying their wallets or farm system. Garcia has been solid over the past couple of seasons and if he can stay healthy will be a nice addition to the back end of the Braves rotation. With a ton of young arms waiting in the wings, Garcia will prove to be a mentor and someone that can help develop these guys.

The Braves part ways with pitchers John Gant and Chris Ellis along with infielder Luke Dykstra. All who have a bit of a ways to go before being big league ready and able to make an impact.

Jaime Garcia is coming off a 2016 in which he went 10-13 with a 4.67 ERA over 171.2 innings. If he can come anywhere close to the 200 inning mark again he should give the Braves a nice return on this investment.

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