CINCINNATI (AP) - The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves have
acquired outfielder Rick Ankiel, reliever Kyle Farnsworth and cash
from the Kansas City Royals in a five-player deal.
Atlanta sent pitchers Tim Collins and Jesse Chavez and
outfielder Gregor Blanco to Kansas City on Saturday.
The 31-year-old Ankiel hit .261 with four home runs and 15 RBIs
in 27 games for Kansas City.
The 34-year-old Farnsworth is 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA.