Mets trade OF Church to Braves for OF Francoeur

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NEW YORK (AP) - The slumping New York Mets have traded
outfielder Ryan Church to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Jeff

The deal came Friday, with the injury-ravaged Mets trying to
avoid falling farther back in the NL East race.

Church is hitting .280 with two home runs and 22 RBIs. Francoeur
is hitting .250 with five homers and 35 RBIs.