Braves and Yankees Complete Three Player Trade

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees completed a three-player trade today, as the Braves have acquired left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos in exchange for right-handed pitcher David Carpenter and left-handed pitcher Chase Shreve.

Banuelos, 23, made a combined 26 appearances (25 starts) in 2014 between Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Banuelos owns a career mark of 21-22 with a 3.29 ERA over six minor league seasons while notching 446 strikeouts over 446.0 innings pitched. Entering the 2012 season, the left-hander was named the 12th-best prospect on the MLB Network/ Top 50 Prospects List. Banuelos underwent “Tommy John” surgery in October 2012 and missed the entire 2013 season. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder was signed as a non-drafted free agent in March 2008 out of Durango, Mexico.

Carpenter, 29, went 6-4 with a 3.54 ERA in 2014, his second season in Atlanta. Carpenter owns a career record of 11-10 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.08 strikeout/inning pitched (201 K/186.2 IP) mark. The right-hander was originally drafted as a catcher by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 12th round of the 2006 draft out of West Virginia University.

Shreve, 24, made his Major League debut in 2014 by allowing just one run over 15 relief appearances. The left-hander was drafted by the Braves in the 11th round of the 2010 draft and owns a 21-16 record and a 3.22 ERA over five minor league seasons.

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