Braves starter Ramirez headed to Seattle

Updated: December 8, 2006, 12:02 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves swapped a starting pitcher for bullpen help Thursday, sending oft-injured lefty Horacio Ramirez to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Rafael Soriano.

Ramirez went 5-5 with a 4.48 ERA in 14 starts this year, making three trips to the disabled list. But he's shown promise in the past when healthy, winning 12 games as a rookie in 2003 and surpassing 200 innings two years later.

Soriano, who recovered from major elbow surgery in August ...

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