Oakland would receive Kotsay
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a deal that will send All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and outfielder Terrence Long to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Mark Kotsay, ESPN's Peter Gammons reports.
"We're close to a deal but nothing has been finalized and we're continuing to work on it," Padres general manager Kevin Towers told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The deal has not yet been announced because an extension for Kotsay, which would take him through the 2005 season ...
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