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Glavine Gone, McLouth In: Braves Shift Power in the NL East

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Talk about a personnel swing.

In one day, the Braves released veteran Tom Glavine (perhaps in preparation for the next move) and traded Charlie Morton, Gorkys Hernandez, and Jeff Locke for Pirates All-Star center fielder Nate McLouth.

Legend out, power in.

Let's tackle Glavine first.

The great left-handed veteran was given his outright release today a day after an impressive six-inning outing in AAA.

Surprising?

For me, not so much.

The guy was creating a big log jam for the Braves' five-hole with Hanson, Medlen, and soon) Hudson—all being capable of filling that role right now without the same salary (except for Hudson) or injury risk as the vet who ...

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