The Oakland Athletics announced that they have acquired first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox today, in exchange for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn.
To complete the trade, Dunn waived his limited no-trade clause. The move before the end of August 31 makes Dunn eligible for the A's postseason roster, should they advance that far.
The cash considerations will aid the Athletics in paying for Dunn's final month of a $15,000,000 salary year. The 34-year-old is considering retirement at the end of this season. Dunn leads active players with the most game without an appearance in the postseason, at 1,976.
There are a number of positives in a move for Dunn:
His August, like the Athletics', gives cause for concern:
It is unlikely that Dunn will be available for the Athletics for Sunday's game against the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels, which begins at 12:35 PM Pacific Time, but he may be available to pinch-hit. There is no word on a corresponding 25- or 40-man roster move.
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