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Sources: D-backs get Miller in trade with Braves


The Arizona Diamondbacks have added another All-Star to their starting rotation by acquiring Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

Arizona will send a three-player package highlighted by shortstop prospect Dansby Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, to Atlanta in exchange for Miller, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark. The Braves also will receive outfielder Ender Inciarte and pitching prospect Aaron Blair, while the Diamondbacks will also receive a minor-league player, according to Stark.

The Braves had previously insisted that Arizona include A.J. Pollock in any potential deal for Miller, but the star outfielder is not included in Tuesday’s trade, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney.

Sources told ESPN earlier Tuesday that the Diamondbacks were closing in on a deal with free agent right-hander Mike Leake. But a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick that Arizona’s interest in Leake effectively ended with their acquisition of Miller.

Miller, who went 6-17 last season, despite posting a 3.02 ERA, will join Cy Young runner-up Zack Greinke atop Arizona’s rotation. The Diamondbacks and Greinke finalized a six-year deal earlier Tuesday that, according to sources, is worth $206 million.

Miller, 25, spent one season with the Braves after playing for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2012 to 2014.

Swanson, 21, was selected with the top overall pick on June 8 after leading Vanderbilt to the College World Series, in which the Commodores lost to Virginia in the championship. Swanson played 22 games at Class A Hillsboro and batted .289 with one home run in 83 at-bats.

Inciarte, 24, batted .303 last season and could have a spot as Atlanta’s leadoff hitter. He had six homers, 21 stolen bases and 73 runs scored in 132 games in 2015.

Blair, 23, went 13-5 with a 2.92 ERA last season in 26 combined games with Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno.



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