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Braves Trade Pitcher Todd Redmond To Reds For Shortstop Paul Janish

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The Braves acquire some help at shortstop in Paul Janish.
The Braves acquire some help at shortstop in Paul Janish.

The Atlanta Braves have acquired backup shortstop Paul Janish from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for pitcher Todd Redmond. Janish is currently playing at triple-A Louisville, and Redmond has been a career minor leaguer, currently playing at triple-A Gwinett.

Janish should be considered purely a backup, as his .237/.332/.391 slash line this year at triple-A tells us. He has major league experience, having spent the last four seasons with the Reds. He's an excellent defender, and should give the Braves a little more bat at the shortstop position than Jack Wilson.

Redmond has been toiling away at triple-A for several years. He got his first call up to the Majors earlier this year, but never appeared in a game. He should be a durable back of the rotation starter or long reliever for a Major League team.

Decent trade by the Braves. They acquire a defense-first shortstop to pair with Wilson, but they trade away some starting pitching depth, though as an option, Redmond was down the list.

Good work by Mark Bowman, the first writer to break the news.