Braves trade LaRoche to Bucs for Gonzalez

Updated: January 19, 2007, 2:52 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Gonzalez LaRoche

The Pittsburgh Pirates, filling their need for a left-handed power bat, acquired first baseman Adam LaRoche from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for lefty reliever Mike Gonzalez.

The Beaver (Pa.) County Times is reporting that the Braves will also receive minor league shortstop Brent Lillibridge in the deal, while minor league outfielder Jamie Romak will be going to Pittsburgh along with LaRoche. The trade was officially announced Friday.

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