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Braves acquire Chris Martin for Kolby Allard in trade with Rangers

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The Atlanta Braves made a move on Tuesday to improve their bullpen.

The Braves acquired relief pitcher Chris Martin from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league pitcher Kolby Allard.

Martin, 33, is having the best season of his career. The 6-foot-8 reliever has posted a 3.08 ERA and meager 1.03 WHIP in 38 innings this season. He also has walked just four batters while striking out 43. He has allowed eight home runs though.

Martin is a rental as he will be a free agent after the season.

The Rangers are getting Kolby Allard in return. Allard was the No. 14 overall pick in 2015 and pitched eight innings over three games with the Braves last season. The 21-year-old southpaw has a 3.23 career ERA in the minors.

Rangers P Chris Martin hurt his hamstring charging in from bullpen during brawl

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Texas Rangers reliever Chris Martin paid the price for his show of team unity on Wednesday night.

The Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a fight during their series finale when Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp collided with Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos on a play at the plate in the third inning. Take a look:

After the game, an eventual 3-2 victory for the Dodgers, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that Martin hurt his hamstring charging in from the bullpen when both benches emptied.

The 32-year-old Martin, who holds a 3.92 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 23 appearances this season, has developed into a fairly steady late-inning option for the Rangers. On the bright side, at least his injury doesn’t sound nearly as bad as the one that Joaquin Benoit suffered under similar circumstances.