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Braves acquire righty Carle from Pirates

Twenty-six-year-old spent last season with Rockies' organization
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ATLANTA -- The Braves added organizational depth on Wednesday, when they acquired right-handed pitcher Shane Carle from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

The Pirates selected Carle off waivers from the Rockies on Jan. 4 and then designated him for assignment to create roster space for the players acquired via the trade that sent Gerrit Cole to the Astros.

ATLANTA -- The Braves added organizational depth on Wednesday, when they acquired right-handed pitcher Shane Carle from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

The Pirates selected Carle off waivers from the Rockies on Jan. 4 and then designated him for assignment to create roster space for the players acquired via the trade that sent Gerrit Cole to the Astros.

Carle made his Major League debut for the Rockies on April 14, but he spent nearly the remainder of the season pitching for Colorado's Triple-A affiliate. The 26-year-old has Minor League options remaining, so there is a chance he could be shuttled between the Triple-A Gwinnett and Atlanta rosters when necessary during the upcoming season.

Carle worked a scoreless inning in two of the three appearances made for Colorado last year. The righty was used primarily as a starting pitcher before transitioning to a relief role during the 2016 season. He posted a 5.37 ERA over 36 appearances (three starts) for Albuquerque last season.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001.

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