The Angels have dealt 37-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs to the Atlanta Braves for 25-year old righty reliever Cory Rasmus. Downs pitched in 43 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 2-3 with a 1.84 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. Downs pitched in 160 games (0 starts) in his three years with the Angels and he was 9-7 with 10 saves, a 2.10 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Rasmus pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year in his first taste of the majors for the Braves and he was 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. He has also pitched in 37 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this year in which he is 3-1 with 14 saves, a 1.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. He has only given up 20 hits while whiffing 48 batters in his first 36 2/3 innings in the minors this year, which are impressive numbers, but he has also walked 22 batters and that’s way too many. Rasmus has now pitched in 143 games (35 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 17-22 with 24 saves, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. The Angels are going to miss Downs, but they got a decent prospect for him, so this deal made sense.