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Royals Trade Rick Ankiel, Kyle Farnsworth To The Braves

The Braves weren't a team that came up often while discussing the various MLB trade rumors but the Dayton Moore connection apparently got it done.

The Royals traded Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth to the Braves right around the MLB trade deadline.

Royals Review has the details:

Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth have been sent to the Braves. The Royals have received LHP Tim Collins back in return. Reportedly, the Royals have also obtained Jesse Chavez and Gregor Blanco in the deal.

Farnsworth's name had come up in recent rumors because he's entering the final year of his deal. Moore recently said he would look at trading those contract year players more aggressively.

Ankiel had been on the disabled list most of the season. He strained a quad in April and just returned to the club last week.