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 Atlanta #Braves today acquired RHP Kevin Gausman and RHP Darren O’Day from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers RHP Evan Phillips, INF Jean Carlos Encarnación, C Brett Cumberland, LHP Bruce Zimmerman and international signing slots.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 31, 2018
The signing slots is reportedly $2.5 million. The Braves can’t sign anyone to over $300,000 deals this season.
the O's also get $2.5M international bonus bucks in big deal with braves— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2018
sources: braves have deal for gausman— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2018
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.
The Braves will send three prospects to the Orioles in exchange for Gausman. Still waiting to confirm the names.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 31, 2018
One of the prospects is reportedly catcher Brett Cumberland. Still waiting on the final two names.