A's Trade Murton To Colorado

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DENVER (AP) - The Rockies acquired outfielder Matt Murton from the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday for minor league infielder Corey Wimberly.

Murton has a .288 career average with 28 homers and 106 RBIs. He
was among four players Oakland acquired from the Chicago Cubs in
the Rich Harden trade in July.

The 27-year-old Murton hit .186 with eight RBIs in 70 at-bats
last season, including .100 in 30 at-bats with the A's. He finished
the season with Triple-A Sacramento, hitting .277 with one homer
and 13 RBIs in 130 at-bats.

Wimberly, a 25-year-old infielder, hit .291 with 26 RBI at Double-A Tulsa last year. He stole 59 bases, best in the TexasLeague and seventh overall in the minors.

Colorado selected him in the sixth round of the 2005 amateur draft. He has 181 stolen bases in 354 minor league games.

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