A's send Herrera to Padres to complete Blanks deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics sent minor league right-hander Ronald Herrera to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday to complete the trade for outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks.

In the May 15 deal, the A's acquired Blanks and sent minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert to San Diego.

Herrera was 3-4 with a 3.38 ERA in nine starts with Class A Beloit. The 19-year-old Venezuelan pitcher was 12-12 with a 3.36 ERA in 39 games, including 33 starts, in three seasons in the A's farm system.

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