Braves send two pitchers to Philadelphia for Ashby

Wednesday, July 12th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Atlanta-AP) -- Three baseball players are changing teams in a trade between Atlanta and Philadelphia.

The Braves get right-hander Andy Ashby. The Phillies get left-hander Bruce Chen and a minor league pitcher.

The 33-year-old Ashby has a 76-81 career record and a 4.10 ERA over nine seasons. His ERA for this year has jumped to 5.68.

Chen is 23, and has been one of the Braves' top prospects for several years. He is 4-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 22 appearances this season, mostly in long relief. The minor leaguer in the deal is pitcher Jimmy Osting, another left-hander.