Braves trade Morris to Angels

Reliever Akeel Morris was traded to the Angels for cash. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

The Braves traded pitcher Akeel Morris to the Angels on Tuesday for cash considerations.

The trade came three days after the Braves designated Morris for assignment to open a spot on their 40-man roster when they brought up reliever Josh Ravin, who has since gone on the disabled list with viral infection. Ravin isn’t expected to be out long.

Morris, 25, had a 2.65 ERA in 36 appearances last season with the Braves’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliate and a 1.23 ERA in eight appearances with the major league team, totaling nine strikeouts and four walks in 7 1/3 innings with the big club.

The right-hander from the U.S. Virgin Islands is a former Mets prospect whose only previous major league experience was one game with New York in 2015.

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