Forget all that stuff we said earlier.
According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Braves are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Michael Bourn from the Astros for four minor leaguers.
Bourn, 28, has hit .303/.363/.403 this season with 26 doubles and seven triples in 473 plate appearances. He has also tallied 39 stolen bases in 46 attempts.
Bourn is likely to serve as the Braves’ regular center fielder and leadoff man down the stretch.
Atlanta currently holds a 4.5-game lead over the Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card standings. They’re five games behind the Phillies in the NL East.
UPDATE, 9:55 AM: Rosenthal says the deal is “done” and will be announced momentarily.
UPDATE, 10:02 AM: According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Astros will get OF Jordan Schafer, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, RHP Paul Clemens and RHP Juan Abreu. Seems like an excellent deal for Atlanta.