MLB Rumors: Braves Linked to Red Sox' Versatile Pitcher

The Atlanta Braves are making waves in the trade rumor mill as they seek to bolster their pitching staff for the upcoming season.

A central figure in these speculations is Boston Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta. Braves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos, known for strategic roster moves, is reportedly eyeing Pivetta as a potential addition to the team's rotation, according to Fansided's Cody Williams and Lindy Crosby of Braves Today.

This interest comes on the heels of the Braves' postseason struggles and the looming possibility of losing key pitchers to free agency.

Pivetta is heading into his final year of arbitration.

With the Red Sox under new management and looking to revamp their pitching staff, Pivetta could be on the trading block.

Pivetta had his best season in the past three years, posting a 4.04 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, with 183 strikeouts across 142.2 innings and 38 appearances (16 starts).

His time in the bullpen was especially strong, seeing him hold a 3.30 ERA and 0.964 WHIP.

Acquiring Pivetta would provide Atlanta with a cost-effective solution to fortify their pitching options for the upcoming season, all while potentially retaining their top prospects.

As the offseason progresses, baseball enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting further developments in this intriguing trade scenario.

Over his seven-year career, the 30-year-old holds a 4.86 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, with 967 strikeouts across 883.2 innings and 196 appearances. Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports