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Twins trade Sam Fuld to Athletics for Tommy Milone

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Terry Ryan gets good value for fourth outfielder.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this morning, Oakland traded Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes. This opened up a spot in the Athletics' outfield, and as a result they've acquired Sam Fuld from the Twins.

In return, Minnesota gets left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone. Milone, 27, has made 16 starts for the Athletics this season, posting a 3.55 ERA in 96.1 innings. He's under team control through 2017, and will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.

Fuld, who hit .274/.370/.354 with the Twins, heads back to the team that let him slip through waivers in April. We'll break this down more throughout the day.