Braves acquire veteran right-handers Collmenter, Wieland

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have acquired veteran right-handers Josh Collmenter and Joe Wieland in deals with the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners.

The Braves need pitching depth after recent injuries to Williams Perez and Mike Foltynewicz.

The 30-year-old Collmenter was acquired for cash considerations and could start Saturday against Washington.

Collmenter is 36-33 with a 3.54 ERA in 200 career major league games with Arizona. He was released by Arizona on Aug. 7. He signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Aug. 10 and had a 2.25 ERA in four starts with Triple-A Iowa.

Atlanta will send cash or a player to be named later to Seattle for Wieland, who will report to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 26-year-old Wieland has a 6.37 ERA in his major league career with San Diego, the Dodgers and Seattle.

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