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Athletics | Chris Young acquired

The Oakland Athletics have acquired OF Chris B. Young and cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks for SS Cliff Pennington and INF Yordy Cabrera.

Fantasy Tip: Young's acquisition crowds Oakland's outfield picture even further, with Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick, Seth Smith and Jonny Gomes also in the picture. Young's disappointing season was largely the result of a shoulder injury that left him unable to regain his early season power stroke. Despite an uninspiring career BA clip, he remains a 20-20 commodity, but he loses a bit of that luster going to Coliseum.

Pennington joins the shortstop competition with Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald in Arizona. None of the options are exciting for fantasy purposes, aside from their positional flexibility for MI depth in deep and NL-only leagues.

2012-10-20 13:32:13 | Source: Twitter

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