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4/4/2013 6:33 P.M. ET

A's trade LHP Travis Blackley to Houston for OF Jake Goebbert

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's traded left-handed pitcher Travis Blackley to the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert, the club announced today.

Blackley went 1-1 with a 14.21 ERA in seven games, including two starts, for the A's this spring before he was designated for assignment last Friday.  He allowed 27 hits in 12.2 innings for a .450 opponents batting average.  Blackley was claimed off waivers from San Francisco last year on May 15 and went 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 games, 15 starts, with the A's.  He is 7-7 with a 5.37 ERA in 36 career Major League appearances, including 23 starts.

Goebbert spent most of the 2012 season at Double-A Corpus Christi, where he batted .304 with 23 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 53 RBI in 114 games.  He also walked 55 times for a .399 on-base percentage.  The 25-year-old left-handed hitter also hit .133 in 16 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.  Goebbert is a .285 career hitter with 31 home runs and 237 RBI in 456 games over four seasons in the minors.

The complete 2012 and minor league career statistics for Goebbert follows:

GOEBBERT

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

SLG

OBP

Corpus Christi (AA)

.304

114

368

71

112

23

6

9

53

55

57

5

3

.473

.399

Oklahoma City (AAA)

.133

16

30

2

4

1

0

0

1

5

7

0

0

.167

.257

CAREER

.285

456

1588

247

452

111

14

31

237

176

262

26

15

.431

.363

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