• Exclusives

    Braves get OF Michael Bourn from Houston in 5-player deal

    The Atlanta Braves have acquired speedy outfielder, Michael Bourn, from the Houston Astros in return for Jordan Schafer and 3 minor league prospects.

    With this trade, the Braves appear to have accomplished their goal of substantially upgrading their outfield without surrendering any of their most coveted pitching prospects. The Braves will send outfielder, Jordan Schafer, to Houston, along with minor league pitchers Brett Oberholtzer, Paul Clemens and Juan Abreu.

    Atlanta did surrender a quality package of young talent to get Bourn, but held onto their "big 4" pitching prospects (Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado, Mike Minor, Arodys Vizcaino).

    Bourn is a 2-time gold glove winner, currently hitting .303, with a .363 on-base percentage and a MLB-best 39 stolen bases.