A's complete Blanks trade, send Herrera to Padres

A's complete Blanks trade, send Herrera to Padres
May 28, 2014, 12:30 pm
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In 16 plate appearances with the A's, Kyle Blanks is hitting .286 (4-for-14) with a .375 OBP. (USATI)

The A’s sent minor league right-handed pitcher Ronald Herrera to the San Diego Padres as the player to be named later in the May 15 trade in which the A’s acquired outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks, the club announced Wednesday afternoon.

Herrera was 3-4 with a 3.38 ERA in nine starts with Single-A Beloit.  He allowed a .272 opponents batting average and issued 10 walks while striking out 35 in 50.2 innings. The 19-year-old Venezuelan was originally signed by the A’s Dec. 11, 2011 and is 12-12 with a 3.36 ERA in 39 games, including 33 starts, in three seasons in the A’s farm system.

Courtesy Oakland A's media services

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