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A's ship Andrew Bailey to Boston

Updated: December 29, 2011, 10:35 AM ET
ESPNBoston.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bobby Valentine has found his new man for the back end of the Boston bullpen.

The Oakland Athletics traded All-Star closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to the Red Sox on Wednesday for outfielder Josh Reddick and infield prospect Miles Head and minor league pitcher Raul Alcantara.

"I'm excited, obviously," Bailey said. "It's an organization that continues to win each and every year and they're definitely a contender each and every year.

"I'm ...

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