A's continue to make moves, acquire OF Craig Gentry from Rangers

Jeff Passan
Yahoo Sports

The Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers engaged in a rare intra-division trade Tuesday that sent outfielder Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom to Oakland for outfield prospect Michael Choice and second base prospect Chris Bostick, sources told Yahoo Sports.

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After losing center fielder Chris Young to free agency, and with the potential departure of Coco Crisp after the 2014 season, Oakland buttressed its depth with Gentry, a speedy center fielder whose greatest prowess is with his glove. Lindblom, who has pitched as a starter and out of the bullpen, could add to the A’s great depth in both spots.

In Choice, the Rangers acquired a former first-round pick whose power has waned over the last two seasons but still hit .302/.390/.445 at Triple-A Sacramento last year. Bostick, 20, was a 44th-round pick out of Aquinas Institute in 2011 who had a breakout season at Class A Beloit last year.

In the last 36 hours, Oakland has signed starter Scott Kazmir to a two-year, $22 million deal and traded for closer Jim Johnson. And they may not be done. Sources said the A’s are working on a number of other trades.

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