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Angels acquire RHP Morris from Braves

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The Angels acquired right-hander Akeel Morris from the Braves on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Los Angeles subsequently optioned Morris to Triple-A, and designated righty Troy Scribner for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

The 25-year old Morris is a former 10th-round draft choice of the Mets who came to Atlanta by way of a trade involving infielder Kelly Johnson in 2016. The righty has posted impressive swing-and-miss numbers in the Minors, striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings but also averaging 4.4 walks for Triple-A Gwinnett in 2017. Morris struck out nine of the 32 batters he faced over an eight-game stretch for the Braves last season while recording a 1.23 ERA. 

The Angels acquired right-hander Akeel Morris from the Braves on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Los Angeles subsequently optioned Morris to Triple-A, and designated righty Troy Scribner for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

The 25-year old Morris is a former 10th-round draft choice of the Mets who came to Atlanta by way of a trade involving infielder Kelly Johnson in 2016. The righty has posted impressive swing-and-miss numbers in the Minors, striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings but also averaging 4.4 walks for Triple-A Gwinnett in 2017. Morris struck out nine of the 32 batters he faced over an eight-game stretch for the Braves last season while recording a 1.23 ERA. 

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.

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