As usual, Ken Rosenthal has the scoop: the Braves have their closer in 37 year-old Bob Wickman. The righthander last pitched in the National League back in 2000 with the Brewers. He has 229 career saves.
Wickman has allowed more than a hit per inning this year with the Tribe, up considerably from last year. He’s only surrendered one home run though. His control has deteriorated a bit and his K rate is a bit down from ’05. Wickman is on a one-year, $5MM deal.
The Braves parted with 21 year-old A ball catcher Max Ramirez, who is hitting well this season. Atlanta has good depth behind the plate so they shouldn’t miss Ramirez.