ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.
The deal was announced Monday and ends Heyward’s tenure with his hometown team.READ MORE: A 16-Year-Old & A 27-Year-old Are Charged In Connection With Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega
The 25-year-old outfielder never lived up to expectations after a brilliant rookie season, when he homered in his first at-bat and was voted to the All-Star Game. This past season, he hit .271 with 11 homers, 58 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He also won his second Golden Glove.
Miller went 10-9 with a 3.74 for the Cardinals, after going 15-9 with a 3.06 ERA in 2013.
Walden was 0-2 with a 2.88 ERA and three saves.READ MORE: With Temperatures Falling To Dangerous Lows, Cook County Doctor Provides Tips On How To Stay Safe
The Braves also acquired pitcher Tyrell Jenkins, who played for Class A Palm Beach last season.
The Cardinals were in need of a corner outfielder after Oscar Taveras passed away recently in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic.
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