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Braves Trade Andrelton Simmons To Angels

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And here it is, the first big move of the offseason as the Atlanta Braves traded top shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the LA Angels  in a three player deal Thursday night.

The Braves will receive two prospects, LHP Sean Newcomb and RHP Chris Ellis as well as seasoned veteran Erick Aybar as well as an estimated $2.5 million.

While Simmons is under team control for the next five seasons, Aybar will be a free agent after the 2016 season which means that the Angels would get a franchise player in Simmons.

While neither team has officially confirmed, details may not be final.

Bethany Cohen
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