ATLANTA -- Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos’ tireless approach led to a couple late-night deals on Monday, satisfying his desire to add insurance to his rotation and address Adam Duvall’s absence in left field.

The Braves announced they acquired veteran outfielder Robbie Grossman from the Tigers in exchange for LHP Kris Anglin.

Once Duvall suffered a season-ending wrist injury on July 23, the Braves began looking for somebody who could platoon with the left-handed hitting Eddie Rosario in left field.  The switch-hitting Grossman hit just .205 with two homers and a .595 OPS for the Tigers this year, but he tallied 23 homers in 2021 and has produced a .999 OPS in 96 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers this season.

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With Odorizzi, the Braves have gained a proven starter in exchange for Smith, who was expected to be the odd man out once Kirby Yates is soon activated from the injured list.

There was initially fear Odorizzi might have suffered a season-ending left ankle injury when he fell while running toward first base on May 16 at Fenway Park.  But the 32-year-old right-hander has pitched effectively in three of the five starts he has made since returning from the injured list. He surrendered two hits over seven scoreless innings against the Mariners on Saturday.

Odorizzi provides insurance for Ian Anderson, who halted his struggles with a strong start on Saturday.

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