MLB News: Atlanta Braves Trade For Blue Jays Shortstop Alex Gonzalez

The second big move of the trade season.

The Braves sent shortstop Yunel Escobar and pitcher Jojo Reyes in return for Alex Gonzalez and minor leaguer shortstop Tyler Pastornicky and pitcher Tim Collins.

The Braves currently have a four game lead in the NL East.

Gonzalez, 33, is batting .259 and had 50 RBIs for the Blue Jays. His 43 extra-base hits at the break were tied for fifth-most in the American League.

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