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In a three-team deal, the A's have acquired Chris Young from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera. Cabrera goes to the Marlins for Heath Bell.
Per the Arizona Diamondbacks' Twitter feed, the Diamondbacks, Athletics and Marlins have made a three team deal.
The D-Backs have sent outfielder Chris Young and cash considerations to the Oakland A's for Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera. The D-Backs then send Cabrera to the Marlins for reliever Heath Bell and cash.
Chris Young is a very good defensive centerfielder who has been a mixed bag offensively. He's under contract for $8.5 million in 2013, with an $11 million option for 2014.
Pennington is basically a utility infielder. Cabrera is a third baseman, 22 and has yet to put up an OPS of 700 or better as a pro after being drafted in the 2nd round by the A's.
Bell was signed to a 3 year, $27 million deal by the Marlins this past offseason, was terrible this year, and is now being dumped by Florida, who is presumably picking up the bulk of his contract.
Really nice pickup for the A's. I don't see what this accomplishes for the D-Backs. For Florida, they dump a mistake.
I'm curious as to the level of interest the Rangers had in Young, and what it would have cost for them to acquire him. The D-Backs appear to have basically given him away, and I'm rather disappointed that, if he was to be given away, he's given away to Oakland rather than Texas.
UPDATE -- A Marlins beat reporter just tweeted that the Marlins are only paying $8 million of the $21 million that Heath Bell is still owed. So the D-Backs are paying $13 million for two years of Bell. This trade makes no sense for Arizona.