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Oakland A’s Trade Josh Reddick and Rich Hill To The Dodgers

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The Oakland Athletics have finalized a deal that will send starting pitcher Rich Hill and outfielder Josh Reddick to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In return the Athletics received Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas and Grant Holmes.

Hill, currently on DLhas had a blister through the month of July however, the Dodgers needed help with their starting rotation. Since Clayton Kershaw went to the DL for a herniated disc, the Athletics have been looking for a new arm to add to the rotation.

Hill has had a spectacular season so far in which he holds a career best 2.25 ERA. His record is 9-3 with 14 games pitched this season. Hill also has 90 strikeouts through 76 innings pitched with Oakland. It’s also worth noting that he is holding opposing batters to a .201 Batting Average.

When he is healthy Josh Reddick has been a durable right fielder, Reddick has posted a solid batting line this season.  (.296 AVG/ .368 OBP / .449 SLG)  However, injuries have held him back a bit this season as he has only played 68 games this season. Reddick does produce Gold Glove caliber defense in right field.

The pitching prospects that the Oakland A’s will receive have put in their work in the minors. Jharel Cotton is currently 8-5 with a 4.90 ERA at Triple A Oklahoma City with 119 strikeouts through 97 1/3 innings pitched.

Prospect Frankie Montas has pitched at the major league level before with the Chicago White Sox. He went 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA. Franke has missed most of the season with a rib injury, but in the minors this season he has moved between Triple A Oklahoma City and Double A Tulsa but has pitched well for both clubs.

Grant Holmes was the Athletics first round pick in the 2014 draft, he was pitching at the class A (Adv) holding  a record of 8-4 with a 4.02 ERA. He has 100 strikeouts through 105 1/3 innings pitched this year.

Both Rich Hill and Josh Reddick will be free agents and the end of the season.