Braves trade Jaime Garcia to Twins for prospect; recall Wisler from Gwinnett

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"We have talked about buying and selling in the trade market", Braves general manager John Coppolella said.

Garcia stopped by the visiting clubhouse Monday afternoon to collect belongings, get a travel itinerary and say goodbye to Braves teammates who were getting set to face Arizona at Chase Field. In exchange, the Twins sent 19-year-old righthanded pitcher Huascar Ynoa to Atlanta, though the real acquisition for the Braves is salary relief: The Twins will pay the $4.65 million that is owed Garcia for the season's final 10 weeks. Garcia will join his new team in Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, and will make his American League debut Friday in Oakland. He is expected to be assigned to either Class AAA Rochester or AA Chattanooga by the Twins, who now have five catchers on their 40-man roster. "Talked to him today, and he's so appreciative of everything here, as we are of him". He is coming off of his best start of the year, limiting the Dodgers to three runs over seven innings and hitting a grand slam in a 12-3 Braves win last Friday.

Jaime García is officially a member of the Minnesota Twins.

Garcia is 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA, 41 walks and 85 strikeouts in 18 starts this year.

Starting pitching was their biggest need, with Kyle Gibson (6.08 ERA) and the banged-up Hector Santiago (5.63) both struggling and Phil Hughes (5.87) now on the 60-day disabled list. Do you think the Twins will continue to make moves before the deadline? With Garcia due to test free agency at season's end but also sitting a level or two below the top commodities on the market, Minnesota (or any other suitor) likely wouldn't have to give up a ton to get him.

There are worse trades than sending a 31-year-old pitcher with multiple injuries in his past for a young arm who might pull things together in another season or so and prove to be a help to the club.

The 33-year-old Recker has appeared in 206 major league games with four teams, including the past two seasons in Atlanta.

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