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Hannahan traded to Seattle for minor league pitcher

I’ll make this brief, but the A’s dealt third baseman Jack Hannahan to Seattle today for minor league right-hander Justin Souza. Souza, 23, was 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA in 20 games (14 starts) with Double-A West Tennessee. Bob Geren pointed out Souza’s good K/BB ratio (62 strikeouts, 18 walks in 78 innings) and said he’s likely to report to Double-A Midland for the A’s. I don’t have much more on him at the moment … Hannahan, acquired by the A’s in August 2007 from Detroit, provided a tremendous glove at third while filling in for Eric Chavez. But he didn’t develop into the impact hitter that teams look for at the corner infield spots. He’ll be reunited in Seattle with Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu, who was on Geren’s staff last season.

Tonight’s lineups:

A’s
Kennedy 3B
Cabrera SS
Hairston CF
Holliday LF
Cust DH
Suzuki C
Giambi 1B
Sweeney RF
Ellis 2B

Braden LHP

Rays
Upton CF
Crawford LF
Longoria 3B
Pena 1B
Zobrist 2B
Burrell DH
Bartlett SS
Kapler RF
Navarro C

Garza RHP

Joe Stiglich

  • Bill S.

    Good move, now we need to move Cust and Giambi and we might have something to finish 2009. But the albatross will still be around Beane’s neck until he can convince and ever shrinking group of A’s fans that there will be a real baseball stadium in the near future, locally, and not in Sacramento or Las Vegas. Why would anybody want to be a current A’s season ticket holder with this current roster and stadium?

  • Jan K Oski

    Sacto and Vegas? LOL! Good one, Bill S. Try San Jose next time!

    But, the trade is a right direction. Too bad, it didn’t come in the form of a hitter at AA. A crow just told me that Larry H is on fire in his softball league.