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Mets claim pitcher from Braves

Unfortunately, it's not Maddux, Glavine or Smoltz in their prime or even Rick Camp.

Here's the release from the team:

FLUSHING, N.Y., March 30, 2010 – The New York Mets today announced that they claimed righthanded pitcher Manny Acosta off waivers from the Atlanta Braves and optioned him to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.

 Acosta, 28, went 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA in 36 games for the Braves last season.  In 37.1 innings, he notched 32 strikeouts.  He also pitched in 18 games for Gwinnett (AAA) of the International League in 2009, going 1-3 with a 2.63 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 27.1 innings.

 He was 3-5 with three saves a 3.57 ERA in 46 games for Atlanta in 2008 and 1-1 with a 2.28 ERA 21 games for the Braves in 2007.

 Overall, the righty is 3-5 with three saves and a 3.55 ERA in 103 major league games.  In 114.0 innings, he’s allowed 106 hits, 50 runs, 45 earned, with 59 walks and 85 strikeouts.

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