A's ship Milone to Twins

07/31/2014 8:26 AM

07/31/2014 8:28 AM

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics continued to wheel and deal on Thursday, as they shipped lefty Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

This, of course, comes on the heels of Oakland acquiring lefty Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox earlier in the day for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Milone had already been the odd man out in the A's rotation following their acquisitions of right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs back in early July.

He was sent to Triple-A Sacramento shortly after the A's made the trade with the Cubs. He went 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 16 starts for the A's.

Fuld, meanwhile, started the year in Oakland, but was waived shortly after the start of the season. He was picked up by Minnesota and hit .274 in 53 games for the Twins after managing just six hits in 30 at-bats for the A's.

He'll likely platoon in left field with Gomes.

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