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Braves acquire Drew in deal with Cards

Updated: December 14, 2003, 11:15 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Needing run production and a right fielder, the Atlanta Braves were willing to part with pitching and take a chance on J.D. Drew.

The Braves acquired the oft-injured outfielder from the St. Louis Cardinals along with Eli Marrero on Saturday for former first-round draft picks Jason Marquis and Adam Wainright, and reliever Ray King.

"Adam is our No. 1 pitching prospect and that was tough to do, but under the circumstances we had no choice," Braves general manager John ...

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