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Atlanta Braves Eyeing Mark Trumbo Trade

December 14th, 2012 at 11:14 PM
By Cody Fields

With the Los Angeles Angels' recent acquisition of Josh Hamilton, they have a surplus of outfielders. It just happens that the Atlanta Braves are in need of a left fielder, and they looking into the possibility of acquiring Mark Trumbo, Dave O'Brien tweeted.

Danny Knobler reports that the Angels are "very likely" to trade either Trumbo or Peter Bourjos, with Jon Heyman noting that Bourjos is more likely to be traded and that the Halos are looking to acquire a starting pitcher as part of the deal.

Trumbo would give the Braves yet another power threat as he's hit 61 homers in the past two seasons, but his .305 on-base percentage over those seasons is obviously not lead-off material.

Bourjos, though not a prototypical lead-off hitter, would seem to be at least a somewhat better fit. While being hampered with injuries in 2012, he didn't steal any bases, but he did steal 22 bases in 2011. More troubling to Braves fans should be Bourjos' up-and-down batting average that sat at .220 last season.

The move would likely end up costing the Braves Randall Delgado or Julio Teheran. Let's hope Frank Wren can find a better deal.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, MLB

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