Around the Majors: A’s-Cardinals trade

1) The A’s traded P Mark Mulder to the Cardinals for Ps Dan Haren and Kiko Calero and C Daric Barton.

After 3.47 ERA/28 RSAA and 3.13 ERA/23 RSAA seasons, Mulder had a 4.43 ERA/6 RSAA in 33 starts> He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 66 RSAA in 150 games.

Haren has a 4.85 ERA/-10 RSAA in 28 career games, including a 4.50 ERA/-2 RSAA in 14 games (5 starts) in 2004.

Calero has a 2.80 ERA/13 RSAA in 67 career games, including a 2.78 ERA/7 RSAA in 41 games in 2004.

2) The Cardinals re-signed P Ray King to a 2 year contract, with an option for 2007.

After 3.05 ERA/7 RSAA and 3.51 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, King had a 2.61 ERA/11 RSAA in 86 games. He has a 3.08 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 36 RSAA in 370 games.

3) The Devil Rays signed OF Brian Buchanan to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Buchanan has -5 RCAA/.767 OPS in 346 games, including a .317 SLG, .278 OBA, .595 OPS, -5 RCAA in 40 games with the 2004 Padres and Mets.

4) The Whitesox claimed P Bobby Jenks off waivers from the Angels and designated P Eduardo Villacis for assignment.

Villacis had a 13.50 ERA/-3 RSAA in 1 start with the 2004 Royals.

5) On Thursday, Ted Abernathy died at the age of 71.

Abernathy pitched for 7 teams from 1955-57, 1960 and 1963-72. He had a 3.46 career ERA, compared to his league average of 3.55, and 24 RSAA in 681 games.

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