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There was a trade: Tyson Ross shipped to San Diego

Nov 16, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

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This is not a major trade, but you don’t have to look too far down the old blog board today to note that not a ton of baseball stuff is happening.  Anyway: The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Tyson Ross and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones from the Athletics. Heading to Oakland: lefty Andrew Werner and infielder Andy Parrino.

Ross was injured and ineffective in 2012, posting a 6.50 ERA over 73 and a third innings. He’ll probably be a swingman in San Diego, but whatever he does, there is no better place for a pitcher to try to reestablish himself than Petco Park. At least that was the case before they moved the right field fence in, so we’ll see how that goes next year.

Kirby-Jones is a 24 year-old prospect who hasn’t played above A-ball. Wener is a swingman. Parrino is a utility guy at best.  But it’s something.

  1. schlom - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    The Padres reunited the Ross brothers as they drafted Joe Ross with the 25th overall pick in 2011.

  2. Tick - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Werner is potentially a very nice pickup for the A’s. He’s looked really good at times and Beane has proven to have a keen eye on these kinds of guys living up to their talent.

  3. APBA Guy - Nov 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Tick-that’s good to know. I think the A’s just ran out of patience with Ross. With the emergence of some of the other guys from Sacramento, and Travis Blackley, you could just hear the frustration growing in the voices of the A’s officials every time they’d talk about Ross.

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