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Rockies trade outfielder Sam Hilliard to Braves

Colorado acquired Minor League right-handed pitcher Dylan Spain in the deal.

DENVER — A day after the MLB season concluded with the Houston Astros' World Series win, the Colorado Rockies announced a trade looking ahead to 2023.

Outfielder Sam Hilliard was dealt to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Dylan Spain.

Hilliard, 28, struggled at the plate in 2022, hitting only .184 (32-for-174) in 70 games played for the Rockies.

Spain is a 24-year-old who was selected by Atlanta in the 10th round in 2021.

Colorado finished the 2022 season with a 68-94 overall record, finishing last in the NL West.

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Colorado Rockies' Sam Hilliard (22) runs to first base in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)



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