The Atlanta Braves completed a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Friday evening, shipping second baseman Tommy La Stella and international signing slot #4 to Chicago for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and the Cubs' #2, #3, and #4 international signing slots.
Per David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Friday night's re-acquisition of Vizcaino will likely precipitate another trade by the Braves:
Re-acquiring Arodys Vizcaino increase chances that #Braves trade away one of their setup relievers, which already seemed likely.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) November 16, 2014
According to Bill Baer of NBC's Hardball Talk, "odds are on Jordan Walden or David Carpenter being shopped."
Walden posted a 2.88 ERA and 62-to-27 K/BB ratio in 50 innings in 2014, while Carpenter pitched to a 3.54 ERA with a 67-to-16 K/BB ratio in 61 innings pitched.
Both players are arbitration-eligible with Walden entering arbitration for the second time after earning $1.49 million during the 2014 season. Carpenter enters arbitration for the first time after making $532,500 this past campaign.
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