Braves Acquire McLouth & MLB News

The Atlanta Braves added depth to their outfield by acquiring Nate McLouth from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In return, the Pirates acquired starting pitchers Jeff Locke and Charlie Morton, and center fielder Gorkys Hernandez.

McLouth is batting .256 with 9 HR and .819 OPS. The 26 year old had a career year last season when he batted .276 with 26 HR and 94 RBI and had an .853 OPS.

The Braves also released Tom Glavine, who spent most of the season on the disable list. Highly touted prospect Tommy Hanson will most likely start on Saturday. Glavine does not expect to pitch in 2010, so this could very well be his final season.

Sammy Sosa is also done with baseball. Out of the game for two years, Slammin' Sammy is set to announce his retirement. Sosa ranks sixth on the all time home run list with 607.

Randy Johnson will have to wait another day for an attempt and career win number 300. The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals were rained out on Wednesday.

Former Phillie Vincente Padilla has been put on waivers by the Texas Rangers. I wouldn't be shocked if the Phillies go after him.


Jordan said...

Uh-oh Padilla is an interesting choice. Do we revert back to our old ways of taking high ERA pitchers and hoping our offense comes through? I hope we choose the other option, stick with our new founded winning ways and stick with the Pharm System. We're World Champs! Let's stick to what we have going phor us.

I do love to flotilla though..

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