Braves pick up Shane Carle from Pirates

The offseason has been relatively quiet for the Braves aside from a few rumors about Christan Yelich.

On Wednesday the team announced they had acquired right-handed pitcher Shane Carle from the Pirates. Carle, 26, made his big league debut last season with the Rockies making three appearances striking out four and posting a 6.75 ERA before finishing the year at Triple-A.

Mostly a starter in his minor league career, Carle recently covered to being a reliever full time. He’s merely organization depth from the Braves who picked him up after the Pirates had claimed him off waivers from the Rockies earlier this winter.

The Braves will send a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Pirates at a later date.

Even with the Braves looking to revamp their relief corps the impact of Carle, if any, figures to be minimal.

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