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Friday, December 14, 2007

D-backs acquire Haren, trade Valverde to Houston

From Steve Gilbert:

The D-backs completed a deal to acquire right-handers Dan Haren and Connor Robertson from the A's in exchange for six prospects, it was announced Friday afternoon.

In addition, the D-backs sent closer Jose Valverde to the Astros in exchange for infielder Chris Burke and right-handers Chad Qualls and Juan Gutierrez.

Included in the trade to Oakland are pitchers Brett Anderson, Greg Smith and Dana Eveland along with outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Aaron Cunningham and first baseman Chris Carter. (MLB.com)

The Yankees were interested in Haren after talks regarding Johan Santana ended. They were told that the A's were looking for a similar package (Phil Hughes, Melky Cabrera, +) for Haren's services.

That said, Gonzalez, Anderson, Cunningham and Carter were named the D-backs' 1, 3, 7 and 8th prospects, respectively, by Baseball America.


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