MLB.com "The Nationals are in need of left-handed relievers, and MLB.com has learned that the team has expressed interest in Scott Downs, who played for the Expos from 2000-04. A baseball source said the Nats have inquired about Downs at least twice. It's not known what kind of contract Downs is..." December 05
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves left-hander Scott Downs suffered a fracture of the ring finger on his right hand Saturday night on a line drive back to the mound from Chase Utley. By virtue of the fact that it’s his non-pitching hand the Braves are considering it a day-to-day thing. “We’ll play it by ear” Braves..." September 08
The Braves announce they have acquired LHP Scott Downs from the Angels for Cory Rasmus.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves further strengthened the majors’ top-rated bullpen by trading for veteran left-hander Scott Downs from the Los Angles Angels in exchange for minor league reliever Cory Rasmus. Downs 37 has a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances this season with a .243 opponents’ average that includes a .196..." July 29