Braves deal RHP David Hale to Rockies in 4-player trade

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves have traded right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor-league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.

The deal was announced Friday.

Hale pitched 45 games for the Braves last season, going 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA, and had been expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation. Schlosser worked 15 games in Atlanta with a 7.64 ERA.

The 22-year-old Briceno played in Class A Asheville, hitting 12 homers with 50 RBI in 84 games. He also threw out 44 percent of attempted basestealers.

O'Dowd split the 2014 season between Class A Modesto and Double-A Tulsa, combining to hit .271 with five homers and 48 RBIs. He is a son of former Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd.

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