Dodgers Acquire Adam McCreery from Braves, DFA Pat Venditte

Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 09: Adam McCreery #68 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hey, a trade.

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired left-hander Adam McCreery from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash. The team also designated switch-pitcher Pat Venditte for assignment.

McCreery is a 25-year-old reliever that made his MLB debut in 2018. He was designated for assignment by the Braves following their signing of Josh Donaldson. The left-hander was a 22nd-round pick of the Anaheim Angels in 2014.

Between Double- and Triple-A last season, McCreery finished 2-5 with a 3.62 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 42 appearances (54.2 IP). One thing to note about the new acquisition is his height (6’9″).

As for Venditte, the ambidextrous reliever appeared in 15 games for the Dodgers and finished with a 2.57 ERA. He was often the man brought up from the minors when the team needed an arm.


Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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