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Braves and Tigers complete three-player trade

The Atlanta Braves announced today that the club has acquired left-hander pitchers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for outfielder Cameron Maybin and cash considerations.

 

The Atlanta Braves announced today that the club has acquired left-hander pitchers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for outfielder Cameron Maybin and cash considerations.

 

Krol, 24, split last season between Detroit and Triple-A Toledo, appearing in 33 games out of the bullpen for the Tigers. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Hinsdale, Ill., went 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA (18 ER/28.0 IP) at the Major League level, striking out 26 while walking 17. Krol finished 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA (8 ER/31.1 IP) in 28 games for the Mud Hens.

 

Originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft by Oakland, Krol was dealt to Washington in 2013 and made his MLB debut that season. He was sent to Detroit that December as part of a three-player package for Doug Fister. In 110 career Major League games out of the bullpen, the left-hander is 4-4 with a 4.91 ERA (48 ER/88.0 IP) and 76 strikeouts.

 

Speier, 20, spent last season with Single-A West Michigan, pitching exclusively in relief and going 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA (14 ER/44.0 IP) in 33 games. The Tigers acquired Speier, along with Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Wilson, last offseason in exchange for Rick Porcello.

 

Selected out of Dos Pueblos (CA) High School in the 19th-round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by Boston, Speier owns a 7-2 record with a 2.34 ERA (20 ER/77.0 IP) and a 4.9 SO/BB ratio (68 SO/14 BB) over 45 professional games (eight starts).

 

Maybin, 28, hit a career-best .267 with 10 home runs and 59 RBI in 141 games for the Braves last season.     

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