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Athletics acquire Kevin Kouzmanoff is reporting that the Athletics have acquired third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and second baseman Eric Sogard from the Padres in exchange for outfielders Scott Hairston and Aaron Cunningham.

Kouzmanoff hit an unimpressive .255 with 18 home runs and a .302 on-base percentage in 141 games this season. The 28-year old has the power to hit 20-25 home runs, but never truly found his form after coming over from Cleveland in 2006 for Josh Barfield.

The A's also acquired Sogard, 23, who hit .293 with a .370 on-base percentage in 117 games at Double-A San Antonio. It is possible he could replace Mark Ellis after this upcoming season. 

Hairston, who started the year with the Padres, finished with a .265 average and 17 home runs in 116 games. He did much better for the Padres, putting up a .299 average and a .358 on-base percentage. 

The final player in the deal is prospect Aaron Cunningham, who hit .302 in 83 games at Triple-A Sacramento last season. This is Cunningham's fourth professional team. He was a sixth round draft back in 2005 of the White Sox, but was traded to the Diamondbacks for Danny Richar and then to the Athletics in the Dan Haren deal. He also did an interview for MLB Daily Dish