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DUNN DEAL: Athletics trade for Adam Dunn and cash from White Sox for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn

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The Oakland Athletics announced that they have acquired first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox today, in exchange for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn.

To complete the trade, Dunn waived his limited no-trade clause. The move before the end of August 31 makes Dunn eligible for the A's postseason roster, should they advance that far. reports that the A's will pay half of Dunn's remaining $2,500,000 salary. The 34-year-old is considering retirement at the end of this season. Dunn leads active players with the most games without an appearance in the postseason, at 1,976.

There are a number of positives in a move for Dunn:

His August, like the Athletics', gives cause for concern:

It is unlikely that Dunn will be available for the Athletics for Sunday's game against the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels, which begins at 12:35 PM Pacific Time, but he may be available to pinch-hit. There is no word on a corresponding 25- or 40-man roster move.

UPDATE (8:49 AM): The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports that Adam Dunn will not join the club in Anaheim: