The Atlanta Braves have traded RHP Jason Grilli plus cash to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for RHP Sean Ratcliffe.
Grilli was used primarily as a closer for the Atlanta club. This year, he was in 21 games for the Braves with an ERA of 5.29, although last year Grilli was a serviceable, reliable pitcher for them. In his 14 year career, Grilli averages a 4.12 ERA.
Toronto gives up Ratcliffe, whom Baseball Reference has barely any information on. The right hander was a draft pick for the Blue Jays and has never cracked higher than A ball.
When asked about the reasoning why the Braves would give up Grilli for an unproven arm, John Coppolella had this to say:
[Puts on Braves cap] OK. That sounds fake, but, OK. [Takes Braves cap off]