Rangers acquire Jake Odorizzi from Braves in exchange for Kolby Allard


The Rangers and Braves have struck a deal that brings veteran starter Jake Odorizzi to Texas and sends left-hander Kolby Allard back to Atlanta, the team that drafted him in 2015.

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The Rangers also received cash considerations from the Braves as part of the swap.

Odorizzi, who turns 33 next March, split last season between the Astros and Braves, joining Atlanta as rotation depth in a swap prior to the trade deadline. He made 22 starts overall, logging 106 1/3 innings with a 4.40 ERA.

The right-hander is slated for free agency after next season, after signing a three-year deal with Houston prior to 2021. He previously spent several years with the Rays and Twins.

For Allard, the deal marks his return to the Braves, who drafted him 14th overall in 2015. He made his Major League debut with Atlanta as a 20-year-old in 2018, before being dealt to the Rangers in July 2019 in exchange for right-handed reliever Chris Martin.

With the Rangers, Allard split time between the rotation and bullpen, throwing 224 2/3 innings with a 5.85 ERA in 62 appearances, 34 of them starts. The southpaw turned 25 in August.

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