The Atlanta Braves could be a possible suitor for Kevin Gregg, currently serving as the closer for the Chicago Cubs.'s Mark Bowman reported the Braves are expected to try to trade for a veteran reliever before next month's trading deadline, and Gregg would fit the bill.

The Braves lost relievers Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters in May—both to Tommy John surgery. Jordan Walden, who the Braves acquired in the offseason in exchange for Tommy Hanson, and Luis Avilan have filled in admirably, but one more arm in the bullpen down the stretch would help the Braves already solid relief.

Gregg is perfect 12-for-12 on save chances this season with the Cubs, which allowed them to designate Carlos Marmol for assignment Tuesday. He was used as the closer in 2007 and 2008 with the then-Florida Marlins. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was the manager of the Marlins at the time.