Found July 29, 2013 on Fangraphs:
It’s bullpen upgrade day. A few hours after the Tigers added Jose Veras, the Braves got the lefty reliever they’ve been hunting for, landing Scott Downs from the Angels, and they got him for what amounts to a hill of beans. Working against Downs’ value was his age (37), his contract (remainder o...
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