Braves acquire All-Star OF McLouth from Pirates

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves have acquired All-Star center fielder
Nate McLouth from the Pittsburgh Pirates for three prospects, a
move to beef up Atlanta's offense in hopes of contending in the NL

The 27-year-old McLouth was an All-Star last season and set
career highs with a .276 average, 26 homers and 94 RBIs. The Braves
desperately needed more offense from an outfield that produced only
10 homers through the first 51 games.

Atlanta sent pitcher Charlie Morton, outfielder Gorkys
Hernandez, and pitcher Jeff Locke to the Pirates for McLouth, who
is hitting .256 with nine homers and 34 RBIs this season