Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves trade Josh Anderson to Detroit Tigers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Atlanta Braves sent center fielder Josh Anderson to the Detroit Tigers on Monday in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

The Braves acquired right-handed pitcher Rudy Darrow in the deal. He will be sent to Double-A Mississippi.

Darrow, 25, is entering his fourth professional season. He allowed one home run and a .220 batting average against, with 101 strikeouts and just 37 walks in 103 2/3 innings over the last three seasons.

Darrow is ranked by Baseball America as one of Detroit’s top prospects. He attended Nichols State.

Anderson, 26, batted .294 in 40 games for the Braves last season after being acquired from the Houston Astros in November 2007.

The trade will seem to signal that the Braves are ready for Jordan Schafer has made the lineup and will start in center field.