ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have traded right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league left-hander Adam McCreery.
Chacin, 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in five starts this season, had been scheduled to start for the Braves on Wednesday night against the Phillies. The Braves have recalled right-hander Williams Perez from Triple-A Gwinnett to make the start.
The 23-year-old McCreery pitched the last two seasons for rookie-level Tempe in the Arizona League. He is in extended spring training.
The 6-foot-8 McCreery posted a 3.52 ERA in 31 appearances, all in relief, the last two years.
The 28-year-old Chacin was in his first season with the Braves. He signed with the team as a minor league free agent after spending six seasons with Colorado and one season with Arizona.
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