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Oakland trades Hannahan to Seattle

Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Oakland Athletics acquired right-hander Justin Souza from theSeattle Mariners for infielder Jack Hannahan on Saturday.

Hannahan hit .193 with one homer and eight RBIs in 52 games with Oakland before being demoted to Triple-A Sacramento.

Souza, 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA in 20 games with Double-A West Tenn, will join the Athletics' Midland Double-A team

Oakland manager Bob Geren said Hannahan gave the Athletics everything he had and is happy the 29-year old will get another chance to play in the majors.

The A's reinstated Dallas Braden from the bereavement list to start Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay. To make room on the roster, reliever Jeff Gray was optioned to Sacramento.


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