The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired left-handed pitcher Adam McCreery from the Atlanta Braves Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.
McCreery, 25, made one appearance with the Braves last season, making his Major League debut on Aug. 9 at Washington.
The Southern California native split the majority of the year at Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, where he combined to go 2-5 with a 3.62 ERA (22 ER/54.2 IP) in 42 games.
The 6’9″ southpaw also struck out 71 batters in 54.2 innings while limiting hitters to a .242 average.
McCreery was originally selected by the Angels in the 2014 First-Year Player draft and has gone 8-10 with nine saves and a 3.42 ERA in 133 relief appearances for six different teams in the Angels and Braves’ organizations.
In his five-year minor league career, McCreery has struck out 243 batters in 189.2 innings pitched.
To create room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated relief pitcher Pat Venditte for assignment.