A's acquire DeJesus

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OAKLAND - The Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for pitchers Vin Mazzaro and Justin Marks.

DeJesus played in 91 games before his 2010 season came to end because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He suffered the injury trying to make a leaping catch against the outfield wall at Yankee Stadium in late July.

He batted .318 with five home runs and 37 runs batted in and extended his consecutive errorless games streak to 241 before his season was cut short.

Originally a fourth-round draft choice by Kansas City in 2000, DeJesus is a .289 career hitter with 61 long balls and 390 RBI over eight seasons, all with the Royals.

The right-hand throwing Mazzaro went 6-8 with a 4.27 earned run average over 24 games -- 18 starts -- in three different stints with the A's last season.

He has a 10-17 record and 4.72 ERA in 41 career games, 35 starts, over his two seasons in the big leagues.

The lefty-tossing Marks was a third-round selection by Oakland in 2009 and compiled a 6-13 record and 4.87 ERA in 24 starts and one relief outing last season at two different levels of Single-A ball.


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