ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have acquired shortstop Alex
Gonzalez and sent Yunel Escobar to the Toronto Blue Jays in a
The Braves traded Escobar and left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes to the
Blue Jays for Gonzalez, left-handed minor-league pitcher Tim
Collins and minor-league shortstop Tyler Pastornicky.
The 33-year-old Gonzalez is hitting .259 with 17 home runs and
50 RBIs. He is tied for fifth in the American League with 43
Gonzalez began his career with Florida in 1998.
The 27-year-old Escobar is hitting .238 with no homers and 19
RBIs. Reyes, with Triple-A Gwinnett, has a 5-15 career record with
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