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Astros trade speedy prospect Anderson to Braves for reliever Villarreal

Updated: November 16, 2007, 9:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Looking to land a possible replacement for Andruw Jones, the Atlanta Braves traded reliever Oscar Villarreal to the Houston Astros for speedy outfielder Josh Anderson on Friday.

Villarreal went 2-2 with one save and a 4.24 ERA in 51 games for the Braves this season. The right-hander turns 26 next week.

Atlanta decided against trying to re-sign Jones, who filed for free agency after spending more a decade as the team's center fielder. The 25-year-old Anderson ...

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