The Atlanta Braves made a series of roster moves ahead of Friday’s non-tender deadline. First up, the club dealt right-hander Michael Soroka to the Chicago White Sox in return for lefty reliever Aaron Bummer. The Braves also sent Jared Shuster, Nicky Lopez, and Braden Shewmake to the Windy City.
Bummer signed on for 2024 at a $5.5M deal. The deal also includes club options for 2025 and 2026. The 30-year-old had a subpar 2023, owning a 5-5 record and managing a 6.79 ERA.
The Braves then traded relief pitcher Nick Anderson to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Prior to this trade, Anderson was expected to be non-tendered.
In the final trade of the day, the Braves acquired right-hander Jackson Kowar in exchange for righty Kyle Wright, who will miss the 2024 season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Kowar, 27, made 23 appearances in 2023. He struck out 29 in 28 frames and manufactured a 6.43 ERA. His major league success is limited, but he may find his rhythm at the minor league level, with one option remaining.
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