Braves acquire reliever Lucas Luetge, outfielder Eli White

New York Yankees' pitcher Lucas Luetge throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in New York. The Yankees won 13-2. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

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New York Yankees' pitcher Lucas Luetge throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in New York. The Yankees won 13-2. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

The Braves added to their bullpen and their bench Wednesday night.

The team acquired left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge from the New York Yankees and outfielder Eli White from the Texas Rangers.

In the deal for Luetge, the Braves traded two minor-leaguers, right-handed pitcher Indigo Diaz and infielder Caleb Durbin. The Braves gave up cash considerations to acquire White.

Luetge, 35, pitched in 50 games for the Yankees last season, going 4-4 with a 2.67 ERA (17 earned runs in 57 1/3 innings), with two saves, striking out 60 batters and issuing 17 walks. Since the beginning of the 2021 season, he has an 8-6 record and a 2.71 ERA over 107 games for the Yankees, fanning 138 batters.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound native of Brenham, Texas, was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 21st round of the 2008 first-year player draft before the Mariners selected him in the 2011 Rule 5 draft.

He debuted with Seattle in 2012. In four years with the Mariners, from 2012-15, he went 3-5 with a 4.35 ERA in 111 appearances. Luetge did not appear in the majors again until 2021 with New York, and in six total major-league seasons he has an 11-11 record and a 3.38 ERA.

Texas Rangers center fielder Eli White rounds the bases during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, May 30, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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White, a 28-year-old right-handed hitter, played in 47 games in 2022 and hit .200. He had three homers and 10 RBIs.

Indigo Diaz, 24, pitched in 49 games with Double-A Mississippi in 2022, going 3-4 with a 3.08 ERA and four saves.

Durbin, 22, hit .241 over 105 games between Single-A Augusta and High-A Rome last season.

To make room on the 40-man roster for the two additions, the Braves designated infielders Lewin Díaz and Hoy Park for assignment.

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