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Athletics Third Baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff Traded To Rockies

The Colorado Rockies and Oakland Athletics may both be out of the playoff races, but that didn't stop the two teams from making a deal on Tuesday afternoon. A's third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was dealt to Colorado for either cash considerations or a player-to-be-named-later. 

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 - Kevin Kouzmanoff 46 136 13 30 6 0 4 17 8 27 2 0 .221 .262 .353

Kouzmanoff has struggled to stay healthy in 2011 and his production has not exactly been great at the plate, though he is regarded as a solid defender at the hot corner. No word yet on the amount of money or caliber of prospects that will be sent to Oakland, but do not expect too much. This is not a big move for either team.

For the Rockies, they will have the option of offering arbitration to their new third baseman once the season ends. He will make somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million next season should a deal be reached.

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