Braves trade Mitch Jones to Pittsburgh

CINCINNATI – While the Braves continued pursuing possible additions before Saturday’s non-waiver trade deadline, they made a small deal Friday that shed an outfielder from Triple-A Gwinnett’s roster.

Journeyman outfielder Mitch Jones was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash. He’ll be assigned to their Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate.

Jones, 32, hit .250 with 18 homers, 45 RBIs and a .292 on-base percentage in 89 games.  Braves general manager Frank Wren said the outfield had become crowded at Gwinnett.

The Braves were trying to add a proven hitter or relief pitcher before Saturday’s 4 p.m. deadline. Payroll constraints and a reluctance to trade elite prospects presented obstacles.

“We are looking at different scenarios,” general manager Frank Wren said in an e-mail Friday. “[We] have had lots of conversations but there are limited players available at this time that fit our needs.”

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01HAWK

July 30th, 2010
8:11 pm

Need to get Jose Guillen from KC ROYALS.

Sam Fossela

July 30th, 2010
8:12 pm

I thought Mcguirk said that the Braves didn’t have cutting payroll this season. We now see that those were both untruths.

Tyler

July 30th, 2010
8:17 pm

Third????!?!?!?!
now we need to get a proven, yet cheap, outfielder! What about Guillen or Ross?

Is Ross still on the market and what’s his price?

Are the Braves also looking for relief help?

Frank from KS (now living in CO)

July 30th, 2010
8:20 pm

Oh yeah…greaaaat move Wren. Trade someone with a decent average (not great but decent) and who also has 18 HR’s…when the Braves need another %$#@# bat in that lineup.

Yeah, wonderful job Wren.

NOT

Tyler

July 30th, 2010
8:24 pm

why couldn’t the braves have traded KK or McLOUTh

Nick

July 30th, 2010
8:26 pm

Losing again. 1 run. Runners stranded all over. Like I said, the sweep is on.

Bix

July 30th, 2010
8:28 pm

Should trade medlen. Guys like him are good for a few weeks. A year tops then they stink and go back to aaa. Sell while the gettin is good.

Prince Fielder

July 30th, 2010
8:30 pm

I know Jones was old, but he had pop. Would’ve liked to have seen him get one more crack at the big time next year in spring training…

Andrew Knight

July 30th, 2010
8:35 pm

we need Adam Dunn really bad he would play left for us and boost our line-up greatly!

siskel_god

July 30th, 2010
8:35 pm

Whatever happened to Scott Proctor? Seems like a healthy Proctor could be just what the doctor ordered. As far as outfielders go, Jim Edmonds could probably be had and would represent a huge upgrade.

TheAntiMe

July 30th, 2010
8:39 pm

Alright! Big Mac gives Mr. Redlegs heartburn in the 5th inning!

TheAntiMe

July 30th, 2010
8:47 pm

why couldn’t the braves have traded KK or McLOUTh

Could it possibly be because they both have stunk it up this year and both have massive $$$ contracts? If you were a GM, Tyler, would you pay $250 for a Big Mac and an order of fries?

Braves Fan

July 30th, 2010
8:47 pm

I heard Mike Minor was scratched from his start today, any possible news of him being involved in a trade?

Braves Fan

July 30th, 2010
8:48 pm

Never mind, my mistake

Truman

July 30th, 2010
8:49 pm

You guys are killing me with this negative stuff. Would you rather the Braves be 10 games out of 1st place or 2.5 games IN THE LEAD IN NL EAST. Stop with the insults and enjoy Bobby Cox’s last season. Good grief.

TheAntiMe

July 30th, 2010
8:56 pm

WTF, Cueto, wait till you bat next you’re facing freaking Jonny Venters, dipwad!!! Too late, he’s coming out.

urban redneck

July 30th, 2010
9:00 pm

trading medlen is the worst idea ever. he has good stuff, really good stuff. i agree that we would be great trade bait, but i am vehemently opposed.
i don’t think minor is going anywhere; he’s the only southpaw stud in their near future. i thought he would be traded since he’s supposedly ready for the show until i found out he was a lefty.

Bix

July 30th, 2010
9:05 pm

We’ll see what happens later this year or next year.
Bases loaded no outs. 1 run. Vintage braves. Thankfully the nats are still hot from beating us.

TheAntiMe

July 30th, 2010
9:16 pm

I would be very surprised if Frank Wren were to trade Medlen unless the Braves get a heck of a lot more than Cody Ross. Trading Medlen for a hitter is very risky. You know what you got with Medlen, which is a good starter or reliever with a killer change-up that makes his fastball look more fierce than the radar gun would indicate.

If you trade him for a bat then you really have to hope the guy hits for a new team in a new stadium and possibly in a new league. I think not.

Joe

July 30th, 2010
9:17 pm

Wow what a tough out glaus is now. He swings like a girl

Worm

July 30th, 2010
9:25 pm

With that average and HRs looks like he could have filled a need in Hotlanta!

Mudcat

July 30th, 2010
9:35 pm

Glaus looks like he’s from planet X. What a space cadet. One good month out of four doesn’t cut it.

Mr. Melancholy

July 30th, 2010
9:37 pm

Need to trade for a first or third baseman. It’s not good, when you’re 3rd and 5th hitters are batting .250. Glaus is a rally killer. Chippers not much better.

urban redneck

July 30th, 2010
9:41 pm

maybe chipper and troy are from the escobar school of baseball. play like shart til you get traded, then be awessome…………but still a douche.

Braves Fan Since "80

July 30th, 2010
9:44 pm

Chipper has destroyed the infield, poor defense inability to get alonf with the former short and weak bat….. He should have retired

CAC

July 30th, 2010
9:46 pm

Nick–what’s the score?

Truman

July 30th, 2010
9:47 pm

Are you guys really fans of the Braves? We wouldn’t be in 1st place without Glaus. He carried the team on his shoulders for 6 weeks.

Joey

July 30th, 2010
9:52 pm

I love it. Oswalt gets sha-lacked and happ in houston is throwing a shut out.

Nick

July 30th, 2010
9:53 pm

Game isn’t over yet doofus.

Nick

July 30th, 2010
9:57 pm

What’s the score now doofus?

Ripcord

July 30th, 2010
9:58 pm

Austin Kerns (sp) just traded to Yankees who just lost to Rays.

Joey

July 30th, 2010
9:58 pm

Dang just pitch votta inside.

Nick

July 30th, 2010
9:59 pm

How’s it looking now CACa

Turtsnap

July 30th, 2010
10:00 pm

I believe we are seeing a little bit of clutch hitting right now….. It has disappeared from our side, thats for sure

Nick

July 30th, 2010
10:00 pm

Nice throw jason. idiot

lucky

July 30th, 2010
10:00 pm

Game now 4-4 and the wheels are coming of for Braves. Venter getting hit hard. Braves playing 8th like little league.

Ron

July 30th, 2010
10:00 pm

If chipper dove, he’s out. God he is lazy

urban redneck

July 30th, 2010
10:01 pm

tie game. medlen get the no decision

lucky

July 30th, 2010
10:02 pm

Cox over worked Venters last 3 days.

lucky

July 30th, 2010
10:03 pm

going to 9th equal.

lucky

July 30th, 2010
10:05 pm

Phillys lost –mets down by 4 in 8th –Braves need this game BAD>

Mr. Melancholy

July 30th, 2010
10:07 pm

Come to think of it, have you ever seen Chipper with a dirty uniform??? It’s a routine thing with Heyward and Prado, to mention two. Chipper, very seldom.

Rowdy Roddy Piper

July 30th, 2010
10:13 pm

We need another bat like Hulk Hogan needs another sleeper.

the truth...

July 30th, 2010
10:15 pm

You gotta love Glaus…but he is killing us…

Irony

July 30th, 2010
10:16 pm

That last At bat

TheAntiMe

July 30th, 2010
10:17 pm

Crap. If Brooksie would have had just one more pancake for breakfast the Bravos would be ahead by one right now.

Well this game is over

July 30th, 2010
10:17 pm

Jesse Chavez is pitching…………………… BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

the truth...

July 30th, 2010
10:18 pm

Chavez ????????????? I cannot believe it……….

TnBravesFan

July 30th, 2010
10:18 pm

Chavez in Braves lose….goodnight fellow Braves Fans

Bob

July 30th, 2010
10:18 pm

I guess KK isn’t warmed up yet.

Don

July 30th, 2010
10:19 pm

Why is this guy pitching?

Well this game is over

July 30th, 2010
10:19 pm

Take Chavez out NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

TheAntiMe

July 30th, 2010
10:19 pm

I don’t exactly get that warm fuzzy with Chavez.

Don

July 30th, 2010
10:19 pm

When was the last time KK pitched? THis game is over.

Don

July 30th, 2010
10:20 pm

I don’t like anyone with the last name chavez, especially that hugo idiot.

Well this game is over

July 30th, 2010
10:20 pm

Jesse Chavez for offensive player of the year….. because he produces so many runs

DC Braves Fan

July 30th, 2010
10:20 pm

Well, Karma rearing its head in the top of the 9th. Conrad gets a game winning grand slam against the Reds off an outfielder’s glove in ATL and gets robbed of a game winner (potentially) in CIN. Oh well. Go get ‘em Chavez.

PS: You have to really be blinded by irrational hate for Chipper Jones (RBI tonight, by the way) to blame him for Rolen advancing to 3rd on that fly ball. The throw from Heyward was really bad–three steps toward home. The only way Chipper gets him with that throw is if he turns into Inspector Gadget.

Well this game is over

July 30th, 2010
10:21 pm

Damn it he’s gonna give up a 2 out bloop hit to orlando Cabrera

Todd

July 30th, 2010
10:21 pm

Jesse looks like the busboy at Monterrey restaurant. haha

the truth...

July 30th, 2010
10:21 pm

…please…..please…..please…..

Bob

July 30th, 2010
10:21 pm

When you have KK and Chavez in your bullpen you are dramatically impacting the wear and tear on the other guys, not to mention you cannot pitch them unless you are way ahead or way behind. This needs to get addressed asap

Well this game is over

July 30th, 2010
10:22 pm

come on god strike down Chavez before he makes another pitch

Joe

July 30th, 2010
10:22 pm

DCfan
All he had to do is dive to the bag and he gets him. Quit making excuses. He’s lazy.

james

July 30th, 2010
10:22 pm

glaus is 19 for his last 122 at bat. he cant run at all.trade him now and call up freeman.

robdawg08

July 30th, 2010
10:22 pm

Glaus is pathetic. I told you this 9 days ago. He’s DONE ! Hinske should be at 1st but Cox & Wren are dumasses…

No trade today by Wren. He’s pathetic as well. Even Big Foot knows the Braves need a power hitting OF. Everybody knows…

Well this game is over

July 30th, 2010
10:23 pm

hes got 2 strikes and is still gonna give up a blooper

Bob

July 30th, 2010
10:23 pm

Joe you are crazy or blind. No way he gets him with that throw. Silly statement.

Irony

July 30th, 2010
10:24 pm

WOW Chavez actually got somebody out??????????????

Torry

July 30th, 2010
10:24 pm

Uh his back didn’t break chip.

DC Braves Fan

July 30th, 2010
10:24 pm

Sit down! Maybe its “Blind Squirrel Syndrome”, but a nice inning from Chavez.

Now, lets get some runs!

the truth...

July 30th, 2010
10:24 pm

Thank you God !!! A miracle….Jesse did not blow the game !!!!

TnBravesFan

July 30th, 2010
10:25 pm

Chavez 1 inning pitched this game with no runs allowed…Pull him and trade him now….His value has never been higher.

Irony

July 30th, 2010
10:25 pm

Conrad barely misses a clutch HR and Chavez ACTUALLY gets an out……… How ironic

Joe

July 30th, 2010
10:25 pm

Whatever bob. I looked at the replay 3 times. He was very slow to get to the bag after he caught the ball. Not making excuses for a poor throw but if he dives to the bag, he gets him easy. Perhaps you need glasses or contacts or to lay off the beers.

robdawg08

July 30th, 2010
10:25 pm

Sasquatch knows the Braves need a power hitting OF. So Wren is going to hold onto 15 top minor league pitchers of whom probably only 5 will make it to the majors.

J-Man

July 30th, 2010
10:26 pm

Come on Braves get a run

Scott

July 30th, 2010
10:26 pm

He’s right Bob. Chipper was all nonchalant about getting over to tag Dunn. If he dove, he would have easily got him.

Bob

July 30th, 2010
10:26 pm

Joe, maybe you need HD. That black and white set just won’t cut it.

DC Braves Fan

July 30th, 2010
10:27 pm

Joe,
Come on, man. No excuses here. Just the truth (at least on that one issue, not making any other claims . .. )Im a Heyward fan, too, but the blame goes to J-Hey on that one. It was a really bad throw. Not nearly as close as you think.
Come on Braves.

Dingleberry Dan

July 30th, 2010
10:27 pm

We need some stereroids………STAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Nick

July 30th, 2010
10:27 pm

Break out the brooms.
Like I said, a REDS sweep is coming. This team won’t score a run and the reds have power. They will hit a dinger next inning. OVA!

TheAntiMe

July 30th, 2010
10:28 pm

Yeah, maybe we can trade Jesse Chavez for Raphael Soriano. By the way, Orlando Cabrera is a punk. Those pitches were below the letters. I guess he was looking fo that home field discount.

Irony

July 30th, 2010
10:28 pm

I give you Matt Diaz……. your welcome

Joe

July 30th, 2010
10:29 pm

Dude what is your problem? Are you chippers clothes launderer? I never said it wasn’t a bad throw. I said if he dives, he gets him. Chipper is very lazy now as he’s gotten older. I’ve seen balls fly bye him that he use to snag. This was prime old chipper being lazy. Quit making excuses.

Eddy

July 30th, 2010
10:30 pm

How is ffing Chavez still on our roster, much less pitching him in a tied game in the 9th?!!!!!! And with all the runners we leave on base EVERY GAME how in the world does FW not make a trade???

lucky

July 30th, 2010
10:32 pm

Great Diaz…………We need another relief pitcher. Come on Prado get it done…….

Butt-Head

July 30th, 2010
10:32 pm

I may have above average strength but at least I didn’t mess with my nads

Joe

July 30th, 2010
10:33 pm

Ironic melky is the best player we have right now

Krusty the Clown

July 30th, 2010
10:33 pm

I got $10 bucks on this game

robdawg08

July 30th, 2010
10:33 pm

This Mitch Jones trade for cash is like me selling a push mower I never use…

lucky

July 30th, 2010
10:33 pm

Milkey just stole 2nd, now a hit will get him in

J-Man

July 30th, 2010
10:34 pm

Come on Prado

Joe

July 30th, 2010
10:34 pm

Joe

July 30th, 2010
10:34 pm

Martin has turned into a foul ball machine

robdawg08

July 30th, 2010
10:35 pm

Prado slumping too…

J-Man

July 30th, 2010
10:35 pm

Great eye Prado………. Come on Heyward

robdawg08

July 30th, 2010
10:36 pm

Hinske needs to pinch hit for Glaus pronto.

robdawg08

July 30th, 2010
10:37 pm

Pitch was low…

J-Man

July 30th, 2010
10:38 pm

good AB jason come on and win this game

the truth...

July 30th, 2010
10:38 pm

Scott…that was Rolen going to third…what game are you watching? Dunnn is with the Nationals…or is he?

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