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Braves daily news digest 12/1: John Hart on Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and more

John Hart addressed a number of topics on "The Front Office" with Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden.

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Braves News

Braves president John Hart was a guest on the MLB Network Radio's "The Front Office" and talked about a variety of topics with Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden.

MLB News

Athletics trade Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays

The Oakland A's dealt All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Brett Lawrie, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto.

Donaldson was Oakland's best player for the last two years. After a breakout 2013 in which he finished fourth in the American League MVP voting, he batted .255/.342/.456 (126 OPS+) with 29 home runs in 2014 and finished eighth for MVP. His 7.4 bWAR ranked second in the AL after only Mike Trout, and he earned a start in his first All-Star Game and a Fielding Bible award in recognition of his excellent defense. Donaldson will turn 29 in December but is only entering his first year of arbitration, and he is under team control through the 2018 season.

In addition, Billy Beane says that the deal "addresses the now and the future" for the Oakland A's.

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