The A’s have dealt SS Orlando Cabrera to the Minnesota Twins for Single-A shortstop Tyler Ladendorf. A deal between the two teams had been rumored for some time, with talks heating up last night and finally coming to fruition this morning.
Ladendorf is 21, 6-0 and 185 pounds. He was hitting .233 in 15 games with the Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League with 4 RBI. He was drafted by the Twins in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 first-year player draft. He attended Howard College.
Cabrera had a tough start to the 2009 season at the plate and in the field, but he became one of the A’s most reliable hitters in July. He signed a one-year deal with the A’s during spring training and had expressed interest in coming back to the team in 2010. But I’m sure he’s happy to be going to a playoff contender.
Still a couple hours left before the non-waiver trade deadline.