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Braves Trade Andrelton Simmons To Angels



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 is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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