Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Braves Acquire McLouth; Release Glavine

The Atlanta Braves, desperately in need of outfield help, have acquired Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Nate McLouth for 3 minor leaguers. The trade came on the heels of an announcement earlier today that the team had parted ways with longtime Brave, Tom Glavine. The left-hander, who was the last pitcher to win 300 games, was on injury rehab for shoulder and elbow surgery.

McLouth is signed through 2011 and has an option for 2012. The prospects reportedly sent to the Pirates are pitchers Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke, and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. The Pirates will recall top prospect Andrew McCutcheon to take McLouth's spot.

The Braves are also expected to call up top pitching prospect Tommy Hanson to make a start this weekend.

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