Braves Acquire Former All-Star

The Atlanta Braves made a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks to acquire a former All-Star pitcher.  The Braves gave up minor league outfielder Josh Elander in the trade.

Atlanta acquired 6-4, 220 pound starter Trevor Cahill in the trade. Cahill has appeared in 186 games in his major league career (170 starts) He made the American League All-Star team in 2010 when he compiled an 18-8 record and finished fourth in the American League with a 2.97 ERA. His 34 starts that season led the league.

Cahill had a dismal 3-12 record last season with a bloated 5.61 ERA, so pitching coach Roger McDowell will have his work cut out for him in getting Cahill straightened out.

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Prior to 2014 Cahill was a decent starter for Arizona, compiling a 3.99 ERA in 144.2 innings in 2013 and a 3.78 ERA in 2012 when he logged 200 innings.

This is a good acquisition for Atlanta, providing depth in the back end of the starting rotation without giving up much.

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