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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury