Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. MLB

Mets claim Manny Acosta

The New York Mets claimed former Braves reliever Manny Acosta off waivers earlier today. The slender Acosta has been with the Braves since signing as a free agent in the summer of 2003. He's seen time with the major league club during parts of the last three seasons throwing a total of 114 innings with Atlanta.

He has a big fastball and the overall numbers look decent enough, but he could never string together enough solid performances to really cement a spot in the Atlanta bullpen. It's not a big loss for the Braves, they have several young arms that had passed Acosta on the pecking order, but despite that I still don't like seeing his big arm go to a division rival - especially when that rival is the Mets.

Acosta had been trying to win one of the final spots in the Bobby Cox's bullpen this spring.

Comments

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Manziel
    Here's why there is no need for Jonny Manziel to apologize for his offseason partying
    NFL Buzz
  • Guys and Dolls
    Guys and Dolls at the PACE Center: Community theater at it's finest
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick brings an explosive set of hits to Phoenix on their U.S. tour
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Most Wanted Man
    'A Most Wanted Man' shows Phillip Seymour Hoffman at his best
    Camera
    14 Photos