Braves Acquire LHP Aaron Bummer from White Sox, Deal Includes RHP Michael Soroka

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Aaron Bummer pitches during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Atlanta and Chicago complete six-player trade which includes Pitcher Mike Soroka

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves tonight acquired LHP Aaron Bummer from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for RHP Michael Soroka, LHP Jared Shuster, INF Nicky Lopez, INF Braden Shewmake and minor-league RHP Riley Gowens. The Braves now have 37 players on the 40-man roster.

Bummer, 30, went 5-5 with a 6.79 ERA (44 ER/58.1 IP) over 61 appearances with the White Sox last season, compiling a 3.58 FIP and fanning 12.0 batters per 9.0 innings. His barrel percentage of just 2.7% ranked in the 99th percentile among pitchers in baseball, while his ground ball rate of 60.1% was in the 97th.

A seven-year major league veteran, Bummer was drafted by the White Sox in 2014 and debuted with the club in 2017. He has compiled a 14-15 record with a 3.84 ERA (116 ER/272.0 IP) over 289 career games, with 309 strikeouts and five saves.

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