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Braves make deadline deal for outfield help

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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.

Earlier on Saturday, the B raves acquired minor league outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from Detroit for cash.

Atlanta also says All-Star second baseman Martin Prado will miss at least a week with a broken pinky suffered when Prado was sliding into home in Friday's game at Cincinnati.

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