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Braves to acquire Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day from Orioles

Braves make move to bolster rotation before deadline.

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Update - We have an expanded deal to report. Looks like the Atlanta Braves have acquired Kevin Gausman and reliever Darren O’Day from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for four prospects.

O’Day is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a strained hamstring. He is under contract for $9 million next season.

Update - The Braves have officially announced the deal. Some international signing slots also going to Baltimore in the deal.

The signing slots is reportedly $2.5 million. The Braves can’t sign anyone to over $300,000 deals this season.

The Atlanta Braves have reportedly made a big move to acquire starting pitcher Kevin Gausman from the Baltimore Orioles. FanCred’s Jon Heyman reports that a deal is in place.

Gausman is a 27-year old right-hander and has started 21 games for the Orioles this season while compiling a 4.43 ERA over 124 innings. He is making $5.6 million this season and is arbitration eligible through 2020.

The Braves are reportedly sending three prospects to Baltimore in the deal.

One of the prospects is reportedly catcher Brett Cumberland. Still waiting on the final two names.

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