Braves interested in left-hander Joe Thatcher
Thatcher, who’s 31 years-old, is posting a 2.25 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 28 innings for the Padres this season. In seven year in the majors, the left-hander owns a 3.21 ERA with a 9.6 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 284 appearances with the Padres. Thatcher is in last year of arbitration eligibility and will become a free agent after the 2015 season.
James Russell, Mike Gonzalez and Wesley Wright are a few left-handed relievers which are on general manager Frank Wren’s wish list. Oliver Perez, Mike Dunn, Scott Downs and James Russell are other names that have been metioned.
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