The Atlanta Braves acquired right-handed reliever Dennis Santanacoming from the Texas Rangersin addition to dropping the pitcher jackson stephens and add three minor league prospects to the 40-player roster.
Santana, 26, was obtained for cash on Tuesday. The Dominican was 3-8 with a 5.22 ERA and one save in 63 appearances last season with the Rangers.
Stephens was surprisingly effective as a member of the Braves’ bullpen, posting a 3-3 record, two saves and a 3.69 ERA in 39 appearances. However, Atlanta preferred to take over Santana’s services.
The Braves added infielder Braden Shewmake to their major league roster, as well as right-handed pitchers Darius Vines and Roddery Muñoz.
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MLB: Braves trade for Dominican reliever with Rangers