MLB Rumors: Atlanta Braves Going After Cubs Red-Hot Pitcher

As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the Atlanta Braves are actively expressing interest in acquiring Chicago Cubs' right-handed pitcher, Michael Fulmer, to bolster their bullpen.

Despite possessing a top-ranked pitching staff, injuries to several relievers have heightened the Braves' urgency to reinforce their pitching options.

The team has already made moves to acquire Taylor Hearn and Pierce Johnson in separate deals, but they remain determined to maintain their competitive edge.

Michael Fulmer's recent impressive form, boasting a remarkable ERA of 1.50 with 24 strikeouts in his last 24 innings pitched, has made him a tantalizing target for Atlanta.

However, the trade negotiations will ultimately hinge on the Cubs' stance as they decide whether to pursue a postseason spot or explore a second-half rebuild.

The proposed trade from The Athletic includes the Braves parting with RHP Dereck Rodriguez and catching prospect Drake Baldwin in exchange for Fulmer.

As the trade deadline looms, all eyes are on the potential deal that could see Fulmer donning a Braves jersey for the rest of the season.

Braves fans eagerly await news to see if their bullpen strength will receive the much-needed boost, while Cubs supporters wonder about the future direction of their team. Photo Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports