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GM says Braves 'willing to pay' for pitching help

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves general manager Frank Wren says the "tightest market I've ever seen" could make it difficult for the team to trade for a starting pitcher to replace Tim Hudson.

Wren says the Braves have sufficient depth to withstand the loss of Hudson without a trade, but he also says he's "willing to pay" for a pitcher who could help them win the World Series.

No updates were immediately available Friday on Hudson's season-ending surgery on his broken right ankle. He was injured Wednesday night when the Mets' Eric Young Jr. inadvertently stepped on the back of the pitcher's lower right leg at first base.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Brandon Beachy, recovering from right elbow ligament-replacement surgery in June 2012, will take Hudson's rotation spot Monday night against Colorado.

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