A's trade Hicks to Mets for cash considerations

November 26, 2012, 9:27 pm
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OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics sent shortstop Brandon Hicks to the New York Mets for cash considerations, the team announced Monday. Hicks, 27, was designated for assignment on November 20, to make room on the 40-man roster for certain players the team wanted to protect in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Hicks batted .172 with three homers in 22 games with the A's, and belted 18 homers and 61 RBIs with the River Cats. The A's don't have a starting shortstop at the moment, but Hicks wasn't going to be the solution to that issue. He did provide some pop off the bench, though. Of his 11 hits for Oakland last season, eight were for extra bases. Many fans will remember Hicks for his July 18, walk-off home run to defeat the Texas Rangers. It was his first Major League home run and he was rewarded for his efforts with a post game pie on the field and in the clubhouse while speaking with the media. It was the A's ninth walk-off win. Hicks was claimed off waivers by Oakland from Atlanta on March 13. In 55 career games he is a .155 hitter.

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