Braves trade for CF Michael Bourn

Updated: August 1, 2011, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- While other NL contenders beefed up for the playoffs, the Atlanta Braves seemed to keep missing out on players who could've boosted their hopes.

Turns out, they landed the guy they wanted all along.

Atlanta acquired speedy outfielder Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros on Sunday in a five-player deal, giving the Braves their first true leadoff hitter in at least six years.

The Astros received outfielder Jordan Schafer and three minor league pitchers, but ...

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