The A's and Nationals continued working together, pulling off their fifth trade with each other in the past three years.
In this deal, the A's acquired left-handed reliever Fernando Abad in exchange for John Wooten, an outfielder who spent last season with class-A Beloit.
Abad appeared in 39 games for the Nationals last season, going 0-3 with a 3.35 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 10 walks. He also had an FIP of .326 and an xFIP of .391. against a .325 BABIP. Abad was DFA'd last week to clear space on the Nationals 40-man roster.
Wooten, 22, hit .257 with 20 home runs for Beloit last season.
What does AN think about adding another lefty to the bullpen for 2013?