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A's deal reliever Blevins to Nationals

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The Oakland Athletics traded left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns on Wednesday.

Blevins posted a 5-0 record with a 3.15 ERA in a career-high 67 games in 2013. The reliever has a 13-6 career record with a 3.30 ERA in 281 major league games spanning seven seasons with the Athletics.

Burns, 24, was the Nationals' minor league player of the year in 2013 after batting .315 with 74 stolen bases this past season for Class A Potomac and double-A Harrisburg.

The deal was the A's fifth in the past 10 days.
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