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CHICAGO -- One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says hes probably done. [url= Antworten

CHICAGO -- One more shot at the playoffs for Adam Dunn before he says hes probably done. Jamie McGinn Jersey . The slugger with 460 career home runs but zero at-bats in the post-season was traded by the Chicago White Sox to Oakland on Sunday, possibly giving the contending As the power boost they need for the stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Because the deal was made before Sept. 1, Dunn will be eligible for the post-season if the suddenly sluggish Athletics make the playoffs. The 34-year-old Dunn has played more games -- 1,976 -- without reaching the post-season than any active major leaguer. This is his 14th season and, with a contract set to expire, said hes planning to retire after this year. Dunn waived his no-trade clause and approved the deal. "This is probably going to be it," he said. "I think that also weighed a lot, too. This is an opportunity. Ive been playing a long time and havent got this opportunity, so Im going to try to make the most of it." Dunn is hitting .220 with 20 homers and 54 RBIs. Earlier in his career, he played for Cincinnati, Arizona and Washington. Oakland holds the top wild-card spot in the American League. The As were second in the AL West after three straight losses to the division-leading Los Angeles Angels, and hadnt scored in 22 innings going into Sundays series finale. "I think this is just an opportunity for him that he shouldve taken," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It came about and you talk to him about it, youre happy that he gets a chance to go do this. I think even if he does happen to hang it up after this year, hell at least get a shot at doing this." The As trailed the Angels by four games, their largest deficit since May 2013. The Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. "Were trying to do whatever we can to get some offence going here," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "The guy has a history of hitting homers and getting on base, and I know hes excited about being with us." Along with Dunn, the White Sox have traded away second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza in the past week and a half. Dunn has struggled in four seasons with the White Sox, mostly as a designated hitter. He has played first base and some outfield, and even made his first career pitching appearance this season in a mop-up role. The White Sox envisioned making playoff runs when they signed Dunn to a four-year, $56 million contract in December 2010. Dunn was coming off back-to-back 38-homer seasons with Washington but the plan didnt unfold as envisioned. "I wish things wouldve worked out better, but it didnt," he said. Dunns first season in Chicago was brutal. His average dropped more than 100 points to .159 while he hit just 11 homers in 2011, and he never really lived up to expectations after that. He became a lightning rod for fans with his high strikeout totals, finishing one shy of the record with 222 in 2012, but he remained popular in the clubhouse. "Some people like to lump it all together," teammate Paul Konerko said. "We know the first year was a rough year, but if you look at a lot of his time here, he kind of did what he was supposed to be doing." General manager Rick Hahn said the White Sox started to zero in on the Oakland deal on Saturday. He discussed the possibility with Dunn, and the veteran waived his no-trade clause. "This deal, we feel real good about Sanburn," Hahn said. "Hes a young power arm with good pitch ability and good secondary pitches." He said Sanburn will likely start next season in Double-A. As for Dunns time in Chicago? "Obviously, we were both disappointed that we didnt accomplish on the field what we had hoped when the deal was originally signed four years ago," Hahn said. "He was brought here as part of a plan to help us win championships in that window, and it didnt happen. From that standpoint, I think were all disappointed. From the clubhouse standpoint, he was outstanding." The White Sox also called up first baseman Andy Wilkins and Scott Snodgress from Triple-A Charlotte, reinstated outfielder Moises Sierra from the 15-day disabled list and outrighted pitcher Nestor Molina to Double-A Birmingham on Sunday. Wilkins, who had 30 home runs and 85 RBIs for Charlotte, started at first base on Sunday. Dunn, meanwhile, gets to play in meaningful games down the stretch. "I think thats whats probably really exciting for him at this point, is to come in here and play meaningful games in September and hopefully help a team get to the post-season," Melvin said. MacKenzie Weegar Jersey . Bostons bats exploded in Mondays opener, as David Ortiz belted a pair of two-run homers, Stephen Drew homered and drove in four runs and the Red Sox pummeled the Blue Jays, 14-1. Evgenii Dadonov Jersey . Long snapper Patrick Mannelly announced Friday that he is retiring after a 16-year-career with the Bears, a span in which he played in a team record 245 games and snapped the ball 2,282 times. . Not to be outdone, Atletico Madrid bettered its title rivals by demolishing 10-man Getafe 7-0 with Diego Costa returning from injury to score with a brilliant bicycle kick. "It was an almost perfect night," Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. LOS ANGELES -- Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Friday night to a $144.5 million, six-year contract, keeping baseballs brightest young star under club control through 2020. The Angels said the 22-year-old outfielder and his family will be at a news conference Saturday in Anaheim to formally announce the contract along with owner Arte Moreno, manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto. Few players in major league history have approached Trouts accomplishments in his first two full major league seasons. The speedy centre fielder is both a spectacular five-tool player and the darling of baseballs sabermetrics crowd, putting up old-fashioned highlights and statistical superlatives on a weekly basis. "I think everybody is obviously thrilled that it got done," Scioscia said at Dodger Stadium after the Angels exhibition game, which Trout missed with a stomach virus. "Hes a special player and a special person." The Millville, N.J., product was a unanimous choice for AL Rookie of the Year in 2012, and he finished second in AL MVP voting to Miguel Cabrera the past two years. He gets a $5 million signing bonus, of which $2 million is due within 30 days of the contracts approval and $3 million by Oct. 15. Trouts salaries are $5.25 million in 2015, $15.25 million in 2016, $19.25 million in 2017 and $33.25 million in each of the final three seasons. He receives a full-no trade provision and the right to a luxury suite at the ballpark for 20 games per year starting in 2015. Trouts deal came on the same day Cabrera finalized a $292 million, 10-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, the richest contract in American sports. The free-spending Angels were determined to reward Trout while locking up their prized possession beyond his first few years of eligibility for arbitration and free agency. Los Angeles has been quietly negotiating with Trouts representatives throughout spring training, and the club closed the deal three days before opening day at Angel Stadium. Trout agreed on Feb. 26 to a $1 million, one-year contract for 2014, much more than the Angels were required to offer him. His new deal runs from 2015-20. The outfielder would have been eligible for arbitration for the first time after this season, and for free agency following the 2017 World Series. Now, he cant become a free agent until at least age 29. Its the latest big-money deal for the Angels, who are entering the third season of a $240 million,, 10-year contract with first baseman Albert Pujols, the second season of a $125 million, five-year agreement with outfielder Josh Hamilton and the third season of an $85 million, five-year contract with pitcher Jered Weaver. Owen Tippett Jersey. But while the Angels deals for Pujols and Hamilton have been criticized for their lavish nature and the thirty-something sluggers ensuing lack of production, Los Angeles is locking up Trout early in an uncommonly promising career. Trouts contract isnt worth as much as Cabreras lavish deal in Detroit, but it still would allow Trout to hit free agency at an age when he could still be in the prime of his career. And when his new deal ends, Trout will still be younger than the 30-year-old Cabrera is now. Trouts average salary of $24,083,333 under the new deal is ninth in the majors, trailing only those of Clayton Kershaw, Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Justin Verlander, Ryan Howard, Hamilton, Felix Hernandez and Zack Greinke. Trout is batting .314 with 62 homers and 196 RBIs in just 336 career games, including 40 games in 2011. The speedy centre fielder also has stolen 86 bases while playing stellar defence and making two All-Star teams, starting for the AL last summer. He is one of four players in baseball history to bat .320 with 50 homers and 200 runs in his first two full seasons, joining Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Pujols. Trout has accomplished just about everything except team success during his short major league career. The Angels have missed the playoffs in four consecutive seasons, and they finished 78-84 last year, their worst record in a decade. The deal provides huge security for Trout. He received a bonus of $1,215,000 when he signed after the Angels selected him with the 25th overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft. He made $482,500 two years ago and earned a $10,000 bonus for winning the rookie award, then was unilaterally renewed by the Angels last year at $510,000 -- $20,000 above the big league minimum at the time. That deal sparked criticism from many Angels fans who thought Trout deserved more compensation for his outstanding play. They also worried the relatively meagre deal -- and the Angels decision to move Trout from his preferred centre field to left last season -- might sour the budding superstar on the team. 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