A's trade for outfielder Conor Jackson

Apparently valley fever is contagious

In perhaps a response to their abysmal offense that lacks any real power, the A’s sent 24-year-old minor league RHP Sam Demel to the D-backs for outfielder Conor Jackson today. Jackson, who is hitting .238 with one homerun in 42 games this season, could be a steal. He could just be off to a slow start:

“From 2006-08, Jackson was among the Diamondbacks’ most consisted hitters. He hit .291 with 79 RBIs in 2006, .284 with 60 RBIs in 2007 and .300 with 75 RBIs in 2008. Unlike several of his strikeout-laden teammates, Jackson has fanned just 229 times in 1,775 at bats in parts of six major league seasons. In 2008, he ranked ninth hardest to strike out in the National League.”

He apparently started going downhill at the end of last season, however, as he contracted a real illness called “valley fever” that brings on “extreme fatigue.”

Demel had a 1.26 ERA and six saves in 28 appearances this year for Triple-A Sacramento this season.

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