A's Acquire Adam Kennedy from Rays

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired infielder Adam Kennedy from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named.

Kennedy, the 2002 ALCS MVP while with the Angels, will be assigned to Oakland's Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento.

Kennedy had been with the Rays' affiliate in Durham after signing a minor league contract in February, batting .280 in 23 games.

He is a 10-year major league veteran who spent the previous two seasons with St. Louis after seven seasons with the Angels. He hit .276 in 1,227 major league games, primarily playing second base.