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Angels trade reliever Scott Downs to Atlanta for Cory Rasmus

Angels trade reliever Scott Downs to Atlanta for Cory Rasmus
Scott Downs will soon be wearing an Atlanta Braves uniform. (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)

The Angels traded left-handed reliever Scott Downs to the Atlanta Braves on Monday for right-hander Cory Rasmus.

Downs has been the Angels' best reliever this season, including making 29 consecutive appearances without giving up a run.

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Downs, 37, has a 2-3 record with 18 holds, a 1.84 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.

Rasmus, 25, the younger brother to Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus, has spent most of the season in the minors, but was 0-0 with an 8.10 ERA in three games with the Braves.

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