Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have sent
reliever Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league
outfielder Billy Burns.
The left-handed Blevins spent parts of the last seven seasons with the A's and
last year was a valuable part of Oakland's bullpen, going 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA
in 67 appearances. He also held opponents to a .218 batting average against
while possessing a 5.60 strikeout-to-walk ratio against left-handed batters in
Blevins was 13-6 with a 3.30 ERA over the course of his career with the A's,
while averaging 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
Burns, meanwhile, was a 32nd round pick of the Nats in 2011 and last year
swiped a career-high 74 bases in 121 games between Single-A Potomac and
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