Reliever Akeel Morris was traded to the Angels for cash. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)
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Photo: Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Braves trade Morris to Angels

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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