Atlanta, Ga. - The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-player trade today, as Atlanta acquired right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo and minor league right-handed pitcher Touki Toussaint in exchange for infielder Phil Gosselin.
Toussaint, who turned 19 today, is 2-2 with a 3.69 ERA (16 ER/39.0 IP) in seven games for Kane County (A) this season, one year after the Diamondbacks made him the 16th-overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Coral Springs Christian Academy, Fla. The 6-3, 185-pound native of Coral Springs, Fla., who moved to Haiti when he was an infant and back to the USA when he was seven, was MLB.com's 16th overall prospect in the draft last year and entered this season as the fifth-best prospect in Arizona's organization according to Baseball America. He allowed one hit over 6.0 shutout innings to win his last start for the Cougars and will be assigned to Rome (A).
Arroyo, 38, is on the 60-Day Disabled List as he recovers from "Tommy John" surgery last July 15 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The right-hander, who signed a two-year deal with Arizona in 2014, went 7-4 with a 4.08 ERA (39 ER/86.0 IP) in 14 starts last season before his operation. The native of Key West, Fla., was an All-Star in 2006 with Cincinnati. He also pitched with Pittsburgh and Boston, compiling a lifetime record of 145-131 with a 4.19 ERA in 405 games, 369 starts.
Gosselin, 26, hit .325 (13-for-40) with two RBI in 20 games for Atlanta this season before landing on the 15-day disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb on May 18.