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A's deal Jemile Weeks for Orioles closer Jim Johnson

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Despite a hot rookie season in 2011, Jemile Weeks never quite materialized in the star infielder that the A's were hoping for, and tonight, the team has dealt Weeks to the Baltimore Orioles for closer Jim Johnson, while Oakland will also trade a player to be named later.

Weeks, was the A's first round pick in the 2008 First-Player Draft and batted .271 with 19 doubles, 10 triples, four home runs and 40 RBI in 130 games for Triple-A Sacramento last season, but hit only .111 in eight games with the team.

During his rookie season, he batted .303 with 26 doubles, eight triples, two homers and 36 RBI while stealing 22 bases in 97 games.

The 30-year old Johnson meanwhile, saved 101 games over the past two seasons, leading the Majors, while going 3-8 with 50 saves and a 2.94 ERA this past season. He also posted a 2-1 mark with a club-record 51 saves in 54 opportunities and a 2.49 ERA in 2012 for the Orioles, earning an American League All-Star selection.



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