Atlanta Braves acquire Jordan Walden (2008) in exchange for Tommy Hanson
The Atlanta Braves acquired Jordan Walden (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2008) from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for starting pitcher Tommy Hanson. Walden has posted a 8-8 record with 34 saves and a 3.03 E.R.A. over three seasons in the Angels bullpen. He was 3-2 with one save and a 3.46 E.R.A. in 2012. Walden was selected to the American League All-Star squad in 2011 as a rookie and finished seventh in the Rookie of the Year voting.
Jordan Walden posted a 4-6 record and a 2.18 E.R.A. in 18 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2008. Walden struck out 91 batters in 107 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.