Cory Rasmus, a Russell County High graduate, has been traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Los Angeles Angels, according to reports.
The Braves get left-handed reliever Scott Downs, who is 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA in 43 games.
This season, Rasmus was 3-1 with 14 saves and a 1.72 ERA at Triple-A Gwinnett and made his major league debut in late May. The right-hander had an 8.10 ERA in three appearances for Atlanta.
Rasmus was an All-State player at Russell County in 2005 and 2006.