Pirates trade Matt Diaz to Braves

Updated: August 31, 2011, 6:02 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Fredi Gonzalez had one message for Matt Diaz after learning the Atlanta Braves acquired the outfielder from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday: Get here fast.

Diaz, who played in Atlanta the last five years, returned to the Braves and was immediately inserted into Gonzalez's starting lineup for Wednesday night's game against Washington.

The Braves, who feature such left-handed hitters as Michael Bourn, Brian McCann, Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward, need help from the ...

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