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10/31/2011 2:11 PM ET
Braves and Indians Announce Two-Player Trade
Atlanta acquires left-handed pitcher Chris Jones from Cleveland
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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians announced today that the two clubs have completed a two-player trade. The Braves have acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Jones from the Indians in exchange for right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe and cash considerations.

Jones, 23, just completed his first full season with the Indians' Class-A affiliate Kinston Indians going 7-1 with a 3.36 ERA in a career high 43 appearances out of the bullpen. The left-handed hurler struck out 66 batters in 72.1 innings pitched, and held left-handed hitters to a .145 (12-for-83) batting average, while striking out 29 batters and walking just 13. In 2011, his ground-ball/fly-ball ratio was 1.51, compared to 1.40 in 2010.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound left-hander was a 15th round selection (467th selection overall) by the Indians in the 2007 June Free Agent draft out of Gaither High School in Tampa, Fla. His professional career began in 2007 with the Gulf Coast League Indians and over five minor league seasons, has gone 22-15 with a 3.47 ERA at three different minor league levels.

Lowe, 38, went 40-39 with a 4.57 ERA in three seasons (2009 to 2011) with the Braves. Over his 15-year Major League career, Lowe is 166-146 with 85 saves and a 3.49 ERA.

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