The Braves acquired right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak and cash from the Mariners on Monday, sending injured closer Arodys Vizcaíno and left-hander Jesse Biddle to Seattle.
Swarzak gives Atlanta immediate relief help, with Vizcaino out for the season after undergoing right shoulder surgery in mid-April.
Braves trade Vizcaino, Biddle to Mariners for Swarzak
The 33-year-old, who's made 299 career relief appearances over 10 Major League seasons, had a 5.27 ERA in 15 outings for the Mariners this year, with 17 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.
Swarzak's best season was in 2017, when he had a 2.33 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 70 appearances for the White Sox and Brewers.
The Braves are also parting ways with the 27-year-old Biddle, who had a strong rookie campaign last season. Biddle went 6-1 with a 3.11 ERA across 60 relief appearances in 2018, fanning 67 over 63 2/3 innings. He's had a tougher go in his sophomore season, posting 5.40 ERA in 15 appearances for Atlanta before being designated for assignment on Wednesday after returning from a right thigh contusion.
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