Church to face Mets in Atlanta debut

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ATLANTA (AP) - Ryan Church knew he wouldn't have to wait long
for his reunion with his former Mets teammates when he left New
York last week.

Church was traded from the Mets to the Atlanta Braves for Jeff
Francoeur on Friday. Church will play his first home game with the
Braves and Francoeur will return to Atlanta on Thursday night when
the Mets and Braves open a four-game series.

Church was hitting .280 with two home runs and 22 RBIs for the
Mets. He hit .272 with 15 homers and 70 RBIs in 2007 with
Washington and had a strong start last season with the Mets when he
hit .311 with nine homers in his first 42 games.