A's get two minor league arms in return

Updated: November 17, 2000, 8:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Veteran second baseman Randy Velarde, who helped the Oakland Athletics to the American League West crown in 2000, was traded to the Texas Rangers for two minor league pitchers Aaron Harang and Ryan Cullen on Friday.


Velarde, who turns 38 next week, hit .278 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI during his 14th major league season. He went 5-for-20 with a double and three RBI in a five-game loss to the New York Yankees in the Division Series.

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