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    Deep in the outfield: Braves trade for Hollandsworth
    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Todd Hollandsworth to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night for minor league pitchers Todd Blackford and Angelo Burrows.

    Hollandsworth will give the Braves a left-handed bat and a reserve outfielder during the rest of the season. He is a career .299 pinch-hitter.

    Hollandsworth started in left field in the Cubs' 9-6 loss to Los Angeles on Monday night and went 0-for-3 before he was removed. He has a .254 batting average but is in a 9-for-54 slump over his last 28 games.

    He played in 107 games for the Cubs this season after joining them a year ago. He played in only 57 games in 2004, batting .318. His season was cut short in late June when he fouled a ball off his shin and did not return.

    The NL Rookie of the Year in 1996 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hollandsworth has also played for the Colorado, Texas and Florida when the Marlins won the World Series in 2003.

    Blackford, 20, is in his second professional season, a 13th-round selection by Atlanta in the 2004 amateur draft. He is 6-5 with a 4.60 ERA in 27 minor league games.

    Burrows, 25, was selected by the Braves in the ninth round of the 1999 amateur draft. He is 4-3 with a 3.32 ERA in 30 relief appearances this season in Class A. A former outfielder, he was converted to a pitcher last season.

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    The Cubbie Capitulation continues.
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    • #3
      how soon before the Cubs trade Dusty?
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      • #4
        Hollandsworth sucks....now, Walker would be the guy to get from that team if at all possible.

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        • #5
          Braves must be feeling pretty good about themselves if they are out looking for pinch hitting help.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ppg shg@Aug 30 2005, 12:26 AM
            Braves must be feeling pretty good about themselves if they are out looking for pinch hitting help.

            Looks like Walt will be taking the pleaujob approach: "We're going with what we have..." :angry:

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jack Daniels+Aug 30 2005, 06:29 AM-->
              QUOTE(Jack Daniels @ Aug 30 2005, 06:29 AM)

            • #8
              Originally posted by Moon Man+Aug 30 2005, 06:31 AM-->
              QUOTE(Moon Man @ Aug 30 2005, 06:31 AM)
              Originally posted by Jack [email protected] 30 2005, 06:29 AM

            • #9
              Originally posted by Jack Daniels+Aug 30 2005, 06:34 AM-->
              QUOTE(Jack Daniels @ Aug 30 2005, 06:34 AM)
              Originally posted by Moon [email protected] 30 2005, 06:31 AM
              Originally posted by Jack [email protected] 30 2005, 06:29 AM

            • #10
              Originally posted by Indu WangZi@Aug 30 2005, 01:23 AM
              Hollandsworth sucks....now, Walker would be the guy to get from that team if at all possible.
              He and Burnitz are on the block from what I hear, and I wouldn't mind seeing both of them go. Dumping Lawton and Hollandsworth is a good start at least.
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              • #11
                Originally posted by Cubs4ever+Aug 30 2005, 09:14 AM-->
                QUOTE(Cubs4ever @ Aug 30 2005, 09:14 AM)

              • #12
                Originally posted by Indu WangZi@Aug 30 2005, 12:23 AM
                Hollandsworth sucks....now, Walker would be the guy to get from that team if at all possible.
                Gotta disagree. Maybe it's because he usually does lousy against the Cardinals, but I'm not sure I've ever seen Walker get a big hit. I don't think he's all that great defensively, either.
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                • #13
                  Originally posted by Gracie+Aug 30 2005, 10:20 AM-->
                  QUOTE(Gracie @ Aug 30 2005, 10:20 AM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2005, 09:14 AM

                • #14
                  Originally posted by kennyboyerfan+Aug 30 2005, 10:25 AM-->
                  QUOTE(kennyboyerfan @ Aug 30 2005, 10:25 AM)
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