Braves acquire Alex Gonzalez from Jays

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have acquired shortstop Alex
Gonzalez and sent Yunel Escobar to the Toronto Blue Jays in a
five-player trade.

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
extra-base hits.

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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