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Elephant Rumblings: Oakland adds JJ Bleday to outfield mix

JJ Bleday joins an already crowded outfield situation.

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The Oakland A’s swung another trade Saturday sending left-hander A.J. Puk to the Miami Marlins in exchange for outfielder JJ Bleday. The deal is a bit strange on the surface in that Oakland adds Bleday to an already crowded outfield situation. The team had indicated earlier this offseason that Puk was going to be stretched out as a starter during the spring, but there was no clear path for him to land a spot in the rotation. Still, with Seth Brown and Ramón Laureano penciled into the corner spots, it is unclear where Bleday will fit. He does have options remaining so there is at least a chance that he might not begin the season on the Opening Day roster.

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