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The Braves trade Evan Gattis to Astros for prospects

The Atlanta Braves have traded catcher Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for a trio of prospects.

Atlanta will receive right handers Michael Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman and third basemen Rio Ruiz from Houston.

The Braves tried to trade Gattis to Houston in November, but Atlanta wanted to add B.J. Upton to the deal and the Astros declined.

Gattis, 28, hit .263 last season with 22 homers and 52 RBIs in 369 at bats. In his two seasons in Atlanta he hit 43 homers and was a consistent home run threat. He will be under team control until 2019, which is why the Braves are getting so much for him.

Atlanta has completely reshaped their team, trading away three of their best hitters in Jason Heyward, Juston Upton, and now Gattis. It looks like it could be a rough couple of years in Atlanta.

Houston is inching closer to becoming a contender in the AL West, but they still lack the pitching necessary to contend in one of the best divisions in baseball.

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