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Wolf to Braves?

The Braves, who missed out on Jake Peavy and A.J. Burnett, are reportedly targeting free agent pitcher Randy Wolf. Wolf went 12-12 with a 4.30 ERA with 162 strikeouts for the Astros and Padres last season. He went 6-2 with a 3.36 ERA in his final eleven starts (66.1 innings) with 54 strikeouts, a sign that he can still be very effective. Wolf mad 4.75 million dollars in 2008, and could make as much as eight million dollars in 2009.

According to a rival executive, the Braves are moving slow with Wolf because they are in talks with the Royals about Zack Grienke and the Pirates about Paul Maholm. "Nothing is serious on any of those fronts," the executive said. However, the Braves are expected to pick up talks with Wolf and free agent pitcher Jon Garland this week, so they should have a better sense of who they can acquire by weeks end.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.