The Oakland Athletics acquired OF Chris Young from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for SS Cliff Pennington and minor leaguer Yordy Cabrera, as reported by Jane Lee of MLB.com.
#Athletics have acquired CF Chris Young from the #DBacks in exchange for Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) October 20, 2012
Young, 29, would join a crowded Oakland outfield and may not continue his natural position of center field. He made $7 million in 2012 for Arizona, batting .231, 14 HRs, 41 RBIs, and 8 SBs in just 101 games.
Pennington, 28, played 125 games for the Athletics and made their playoff roster after hitting .215, 6 HRs, 28 RBIs, and 15 SBs for the season.
The Miami Marlins traded Heath Bell and cash to Arizona as part of a three-team deal. They received Yordy Cabrera from the DBacks after the Athletics traded him, as reported by Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
#marlins trade Heath Bell and cash to Arizona in 3-team deal with A's in which Miami receives minor league infielder Yordy Cabrera from Oak— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) October 20, 2012
Arizona added Bell after signing closer, J.J. Putz to an extension and would use Bell as a bridge to Putz.
The Marlins traded Bell after signing him in 2012 to a 3-year, $27 million deal. Bell was a bust, losing his closing job after blowing eight saves with a 5.09 ERA.