While Scott Linebrink and left-handed specialist George Sherrill have shown great improvement since April, O'Flaherty and Venters are the setup men who manager Fredi Gonzalez turns to during tight games. Adding another reliable right-handed reliever could certainly limit the wear and tear on their arms.The Braves are still hoping Peter Moylan (back surgery) can return during the final week of August. But given that there is no guarantee that he will be effective upon his return, there is growing reason to believe the Braves will attempt to add another reliever over the next couple of weeks.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.