Rays acquire David DeJesus, Braves pick up Freddy Garcia

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The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Washigton Nations as part of a trade on Friday.

DeJesus, 33, will switch teams for the second time this season. Originally DeJesus began the season with the Chicago Cubs but was sent to Washington in mid-August.

The Rays will employ DeJesus as their fourth outfielder. In 87 games DeJesus is hitting .247/.327/.397 with six home runs, 27 RBI and three stolen bases.

Braves add Freddy Garcia

The Atlanta Braves are suddenly concerned about their starting rotation. After losing Tim Hudson to a season ending ankle injury the Braves may also finish the year without Brandon Beachy.

Beachy, 26, has missed much of the season as he returns from Tommy John surgery. The right hander has had a setback with his elbow and will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
The Braves acquired pitcher Freddy Garcia from the Baltimore Orioles on Friday as minor league depth. Garcia, 36, has appeared in 11 games this season including 10 starts for the Orioles. He holds a 5.77 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. The Braves have assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

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