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MLB Trade Rumors: Matt Thornton Shoots Down Braves Talk

According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Matt Thornton being sent to the Atlanta Braves is a possibility. via Joe Cowley's twitter page.

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Matt Thornton to Atlanta is picking up steam. Keep an eye on it.

Although Thornton himself doesn't think it's going to happen. 

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Thornton also said he didn't see a fit in the Atlanta rumor, but knows his name is out there.

Thornton, 35, has a career record of 28-28 with a 3.52 ERA, including 499 strikeouts to just 194 walks in 460 innings pitched over a seven year career thus far. He is a valuable reliever that can close games if he's asked. Left handed relievers with this kind of success don't come around very often and the NL East is a division in which you want quality left handed relievers to face sluggers Ryan Howard Mike Stanton.

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