November 28, 2023

Braves trade right-hander Nick Anderson to Royals for cash

ATLANTA — The Braves jettisoned their third arbitration-eligible participant in two days, buying and selling right-hander Nick Anderson to the Kansas City Royals on Friday for cash.

A day earlier, Atlanta dealt pitcher Mike Soroka and infielder Nicky Lopez to the Chicago White Sox together with pitchers Jared Shuster and Riley Gowens and infielder Braden Shewmake for left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer.

The 33-year-old Anderson was 4-0 with one save and a 3.06 ERA in 35 appearances. He missed the 2022 season following surgical procedure on Oct. 27, 2021, to restore a torn proper UCL.

Anderson is 11-6 with a 2.93 ERA in 128 reduction appearances over 4 seasons for Miami (2019), Tampa Bay (2019-21) and the Braves. He received Game 2 of the 2020 World Series in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Left-hander Austin Cox was designated for project by the Royals to open a roster spot. The 26-year-old was 0-1 with a 4.54 ERA in three begins and 21 reduction appearances for the Royals, making his huge league debut on May 4.

Bummer has a $5.5 million wage subsequent yr within the closing assured season of a $16 million, five-year deal that features workforce choices at $7.25 million for 2025 and $7.5 million for 2026. Each possibility carries a $1.25 million buyout.