Atlanta Braves catcher David Ross (8) talks with relief pitcher Jesse Chavez (43) in the eleventh inning during a baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Miami, Sunday, July 25, 2010. The Marlins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) By Lynne Sladky
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.
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