Rocker Off Braves

12/15/1997 AT 12:00 AM EST

Controversial Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker, who made disparaging remarks about gays and minorities in a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED interview, may be on the verge of being swapped for player Ugueth Urbina of the Montreal Expos, says a New Jersey newspaper. The Record of Hackensack says the plan has been brewing for some time and is now finally about to take place.

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