Atlanta Braves acquire Jake Odorizzi from Houston Astros in trade, source says

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August 2, 2022, 10:09 AM

The Atlanta Braves have acquired veteran right-hander Jake Odorizzi from the Houston Astros in exchange for relief pitcher Will Smith, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday.

Odorizzi, 32, started on Sunday during the Astros' 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The veteran allowed two hits and struck out a season-high eight in seven scoreless innings versus Seattle, and he didn't yield a hit until the fourth inning.

He is 4-3 with a 3.75 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. The 32-year-old starter, who has also pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals during his 11 MLB seasons, has a career 72-66 record with a 3.94 ERA.

Smith, 33, has five saves with a 4.38 ERA this season, his third with the Braves. He has 91 career saves with a 3.61 ERA while pitching for Atlanta, the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and the Kansas City Royals.

The Braves on Monday night added veteran depth to an already potent lineup, acquiring outfielder Robbie Grossman from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor league pitcher Kris Anglin.

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