Cardinals trade Jaime Garcia to Braves for prospects

Some were wondering why the Cardinals picked up Garcia's option. Now, they know.

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.

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.

Cardinals announce Garcia trade


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