The Athletics have acquired right-handed pitcher Cody Martin from the Braves in exchange for international slot pool money, according to a team announcement. Atlanta receives the 53rd international signing slot, which is worth $388,400.
Martin, 25, will join the Athletics' 40-man roster in place of first baseman Nate Freiman, who was designated for assignment on Thursday. Martin will report to Triple-A Nashville, but is likely to provide pitching depth down the road for Oakland.
Martin spent a significant amount of time in the Braves' major-league bullpen this season, posting a 2-3 record and 5.40 ERA in 21.2 innings before being sent back down to Triple-A Gwinnett. In the minors, he posted a 2.10 ERA in 34.1 innings over seven appearances (six starts), showing that he may be able to be effective as a starter or reliever with some more seasoning.
Martin was the Braves' seventh-round pick in the 2011 draft, and has spent five years with the organization.