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Braves sending Jaime Garcia to Twins, per report

The Braves reportedly have a deal in place to send Jaime Garcia to the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves are trading Jaime Garcia to the Minnesota Twins for a minor leaguer. The deal is reportedly pending medicals.

The Braves acquired Garcia from the Cardinals on December 1st for Luke Dykstra, Chris Ellis, and John Gant in hopes of improving their team in the new SunTrust Park.

Garcia is a 31 year old lefty and veteran of nine big league seasons who has gone 65-52 with a 3.65 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. With the Braves he is 3-7 to go with a 4.33 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 17 starts covering 106 innings. However until a few bad starts recently he was pitching to a 3.16 ERA and 1.23 WHIP through 12 starts- though Garcia did have a strong effort in his last outing on July 16th.

Garcia is a veteran of seven playoff starts, going 0-3 with a 3.94 ERA for the Cardinals between 2011 and 2015.

Garcia was scheduled to start Friday’s game against the Dodgers. Aaron Blair was scheduled to start tonight’s game for Gwinnett but was scratched and will presumedly take Garcia’s turn on Friday.

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