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Nate McLouth Traded to Atlanta Braves

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

Breaking news in baseball-land. Before the deadline even nears, the Pirates pulled the trigger on selling Nate McLouth at what is admittedly peak value to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke, right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton, and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez.

Top prospect Andrew McCutchen will become the Pirates starting center fielder starting tomorrow.

Nate McLouth broke out last year in a big way. After being a fourth outfielder for his entire career that looked like a guy who could walk, steal, and hit doubles, he beat out Nyjer Morgan for the starting center field job in Pittsburgh.

He then proceeded to shock everyone with amazing productivity, hitting .276/.356/.497 wit...

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