New Braves relievers ready to be part of a division-leading team

Shane Greene "went from last to first overnight," he said Thursday in front of his new Braves locker.

He grew up a Braves fan in Clermont, Florida, but he's excited to join the surging Braves, who were the NL East leaders by 6.5 games when Greene arrived.

"I think we can win it all. I mean, that's why we're here. I'd imagine the guys in this locker room are riding this wave and enjoying it and I'm looking forward to riding it with them."

Greene was one of three bullpen additions Alex Anthopoulos made before the Wednesday afternoon trade deadline.

"You know, I'm grateful to be playing every single day and especially to be with a contender," said Chris Martin, the first acquisition on Tuesday night. "All I have insight with any team is winning a championship. Hopefully I'm here to help do that, and I'm ready."

Former Giant Mark Melancon allowed an override to his no-trade clause to come to Atlanta.

"If you would've asked me the day before, which teams would I say yes to, this would have been the top of the list," Melancon said. "And I'm not just saying that. I love the energy that this club brings, watching them on ESPN, you know everything. It's fun to see everybody on the same page."​​​​​​