Braves Acquire Astros SP Jake Odorizzi, Tigers OF Robbie Grossman, per Reports

Atlanta has reportedly made a pair of late-night acquisitions on the eve of the trade deadline.

The Braves are adding starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Astros, according to KRIV’s Mark Berman, and outfielder Robbie Grossman from the Tigers, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. In return, Atlanta is reportedly sending reliever Will Smith to Houston and minor-league pitcher Kris Anglin to Detroit.

Atlanta and Houston, who faced off in last year’s World Series, are both dealing from positions of strength in their trade. The Astros rotation has recorded a 3.18 ERA, the best mark in the AL, and is also ranked first in the majors in Fangraphs’ version of WAR. The Braves bullpen is a top-five unit by ERA and the second-best in the majors by fWAR. The Astros and Braves also rank first and second, respectively, in overall pitching fWAR. 

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