Hot off the presses, here's the deal:
The Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers announced a two-player trade today, as the Braves acquired right-handed pitcher Rudy Darrow in exchange for outfielder Josh Anderson. Darrow will be assigned to Atlanta's Double-A Mississippi affiliate.
Darrow, 25, is entering his fourth professional season. He has allowed just one home run and has limited opponents to a .220 batting average, with 101 strikeouts and just 37 walks in 103.2 innings over the last three seasons.
This certainly opens the door for Jordan Schafer. This reminds me a lot of the Tyler Yates for Todd Redmond trade at the end of spring last year.
Here is what John Sickels said about him when he ranked him 11th in the Tigers' system this year:
11) Rudy Darrow, RHP, Grade C+: Extreme ground ball tendency along with decent strikeout rate, looks like a nice middle reliever.
Not a bad pickup for a guy who was blocking one of our top prospects.