A's acquire Kennedy from Rays

A's acquire Kennedy from Rays

The Oakland A's have acquired infielder Adam Kennedy from the Tampa Bay Rays and assigned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Kennedy, who was batting .280 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 23 games at Triple-A Durham, played 17 games at second base but also started at first and third for the Bulls. He was sent to Oakland in exchange for a player to be named later.

The veteran infielder was released by the St. Louis Cardinals shortly before the start of spring training and was signed soon after by Tampa Bay. He hit .280 in 115 games for the Cardinals last year including a .300 average with runners in scoring position.

He failed to make the Rays roster out of spring training and was assigned to Durham to start the year.

B.J. Rains is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.