GM Coppolella says Braves hope to add yet another starter

BRAVES

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves may not be finished with the dramatic overhaul of their rotation.

General manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press on Wednesday he hopes to add another starting pitcher, even after agreeing to deals with veteran right-handers R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon last week.

Chicago White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale might be available in a trade. The Braves apparently would make top prospects available for Sale, an All-Star in each of the last five seasons who could be a trade target of many teams.

The Braves have focused on young pitchers while trading such stars as Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and Craig Kimbrel in recent years. When asked if the team might trade top prospects for a starter, Coppolella said in a text message: “We are considering all options.”

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