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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Complete Trade with Bucs, Flurry of Weekend Trades Around Baseball

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  • 1989 - The Milwaukee Brewers sign free agent DH Dave Parker, who hit 22 home runs and 97 RBI for the 1989 World Champions Oakland Athletics. Oakland receives Milwaukee’s first round pick in the 1990 amateur draft in compensation, and will use it to take pitcher Todd Van Poppel, as well as a compensation pick with which they will select another pitcher, Kirk Dressendorfer. Parker will hit 21 home runs with 92 RBI for Milwaukee next season.
  • 2002 - The Oakland Athletics send P Billy Koch and two minor leaguers to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for P Keith Foulke, C Mark Johnson, minor league P Joe Valentine, and cash considerations.

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