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A’s sell infielder Brandon Hicks to Mets

Nov 26, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

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Brandon Hicks was designated for assignment by the A’s last week and today he was traded to the Mets for cash. Or, you know, sold.

Ronny Cedeno is a free agent, so the Mets could give Hicks a chance to win the utility infielder job. Oakland claimed the 27-year-old off waivers from Atlanta last spring.

He’s been awful in limited big-league action so far, hitting .133 with 42 strikeouts in 90 at-bats, and is a career .241 hitter in the minors, but Hicks has also shown good power with 43 homers in 271 games at Triple-A.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Nov 26, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    I’m telling you, the Mets are quietly moving the pieces into place. NL East beware!

  2. onbucky96 - Nov 26, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Didn’t the A’s learn their lesson trying to sell players in the 70s?

  3. cameron poe - Nov 26, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    I think the bigger headline is the Mets have cash!

    • xmatt0926x - Nov 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      My thoughts exactly! Something tells me Fred Wilpon is getting himself a case of Coors Lite and a lady of the night this evening. Go ahead Wilpon. You deserve a special night this Christmas season…

      • thebadguyswon - Nov 26, 2012 at 7:12 PM

        I LOLed.

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