The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to trade veteran lefty Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for three prospects, the team announced Thursday.
The Cardinals picked up Garcia's $12 million option for the 2017 season after the lefty posted one of the worst seasons of his career.
The Cardinals will get pitchers John Gant and Chris Ellis as well as infielder Luke Dykstra, two of which were considered top-15 prospects in the Braves organization last year, per Nightengale.
Gant and Ellis were on the #Braves' 40-man roster last season, and considered among top 15 prospects in organization.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 1, 2016
Luke Dykstra is the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra.
Photos: Former Cardinals Lefty Jaime Garcia
You can read the full press release from the Cardinals below.