Orioles get Jai Miller from A's for cash

Updated: January 3, 2012, 2:49 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have obtained outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics, who parted with the part-time player for cash considerations.

Miller was designated for assignment by Oakland on Dec. 23 after the A's received four players for pitcher Gio Gonzalez.

The 26-year-old Miller went 3 for 12 with a homer and two RBIs for Oakland last season after being called up in September. He played in 110 games with Triple-A Sacramento, batting .276 with 32 home runs and 83 RBIs. Miller also stole 16 bases without being caught.

Miller will compete for a roster spot this spring, Orioles president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said.

In another deal Tuesday, Baltimore traded infielder Brandon Snyder to the Texas Rangers for cash. Snyder played in six games with the Orioles last year.


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