Ledezma Dealt to Atlanta for McBride

ATLANTA (AP) - Wilfredo Ledezma was acquired by the Atlanta Braves from the Detroit Tigers today for Macay McBride in a swap of
left-handed pitchers.

Ledezma is 3-and-1 with a 4.79 E-R-A in 23 games out of the bullpen this year. The 26-year-old went 15-and-18 with a 5.15 E-R-A in 33 starts and 73 relief appearances during five seasons with the Tigers.

The 24-year-old McBride was selected by the Braves in the first-round of the 2001 amateur draft. He was 1-and-Oh with a 3.60 E-R-A in 18 relief appearances with Atlanta this season.

He also went 1-and-2 with a 3.13 E-R-A in five starts and two relief
appearances for Triple-A Richmond.

McBride first came up to the Braves in 2005 and has gone 6-and-1 with a 3.99 ERA in 112 games. He has held left-handed hitters to a .176 average (28-for-159).

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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