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Reports: Braves trade shortstop Simmons to Angels

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 14: Andrelton Simmons #19 of the Atlanta Braves makes a throw against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on September 14, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 14: Andrelton Simmons #19 of the Atlanta Braves makes a throw against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on September 14, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

In a surprising move, the Atlanta Braves have traded shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels, according to reports on Thursday.

In return for Simmons, the Braves will receive top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis, and veteran shortstop Erick Aybar.

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