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Arizona sends Jackson to Oakland for Demel

  |   June 15, 2010 at 4:34 PM
PHOENIX, June 15 (UPI) -- Arizona dealt outfielder Conor Jackson to Oakland for pitcher Sam Demel in an inter-league trade Tuesday.

Jackson, 28, is a career .277 hitter with 46 homers and 247 RBI but is hitting just .238 this season after an injury-plagued 2009 season in which he hit .182 in 30 games.

Demel, 24, was 9-8 with a 2.70 earned run average and 42 saves in 151 relief appearances in four years in the Athletics' minor league system. He recorded 200 strikeouts against 90 walks.

He was a third-round selection of the Athletics in 2007.

This season, he was 2-0 with six saves and a 1.26 ERA in 22 games for Class AA Sacramento.

The Diamondbacks also said infielder Tony Abreu is back from the 15-day disabled list. Abreu was hitting .313 before being sidelined by a wrist injury.

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