Thursday, October 09, 2008

Vizcaino Traded to Oakland

Oakland (AP) - The Oakland A's made the first trading move as playoff contenders start to strengthen their teams. The A's sent a 2005 third rounder to the Phillies in exchange for relief pitcher Luis Vizcaino. Through games of May 11th, Vizcaino had not pitched for Philadelphia, thus becoming expendable. Philadelphia, struggling a bit with a record of 26-28, might be starting to looking toward next season. Vizcaino has been drafted twice by the Phillies - as a 10th rounder in 2001 and a 13th rounder in 2003. In 2002, he posted a 2-10 mark, but saved 32 games and had a 3.76 ERA for Philadelphia.

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