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Braves trade SS Andrelton Simmons to Angels for SS Erick Aybar, 2 top pitching prospects
Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) throws to first base for an out on Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during the sixth inning of a Sept. 30 game in Atlanta. - photo by Jon Barash
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Atlanta Braves traded Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar and top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis on Thursday night. The Braves also get $2.5 million, while the Angels get minor league catcher Jose Briceno in a deal headlined by two quality major league shortstops trading places on teams with differing needs. Simmons is arguably the best defensive shortstop in baseball, winning the Gold Glove in 2013 and 2014.
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