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03/26/2006 12:57 PM ET
A's acquire Brad Halsey from Arizona for Juan Cruz
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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Oakland A's today announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Brad Halsey from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Juan Cruz. Halsey will be on the A's 40-man roster and will join the A's spring camp.

Halsey was 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in four games, three starts, for Arizona this spring. Last year, he spent the entire season with Arizona and was 8-12 with a 4.61 ERA in 28 games, 26 starts. Halsey finished second among National League rookies in starts and innings pitched (160.0), ranked third in strikeouts (82), tied for third in wins and fifth in ERA. The 25-year old was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the eighth round of the 2002 draft and was traded to the Diamondbacks as part of the Randy Johnson trade on January 11, 2005. Halsey has a lifetime record of 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA in 36 career Major League appearances, including 33 starts.

Cruz is 2-0 this spring and has not allowed an earned run in 10.1 innings. Last year, Cruz began the season in the A's bullpen but posted an 8.49 ERA in 21 appearances before he was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on June 17. He went 5-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 13 starts for the River Cats and returned to Oakland in September. Cruz was 0-3 with a 7.44 ERA in 28 relief appearances overall with Oakland. The 27-year old was acquired from Atlanta in the Tim Hudson trade on December 16, 2004. He is 14-24 with a 4.36 ERA in 156 Major League appearances, including 23 starts.

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