The A's have acquired center fielder Chris Young from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday for shortstop Cliff Pennington and minor league infielder Yordy Cabrera. The A's also received cash considerations.
With this trade, it now appears the A's will make a run at keeping shortstop Stephen Drew, whom they acquired from the Diamondbacks in August.
There were reports on Saturday that Cabrera is on the way to the Miami Marlins.
Young gives the A's four everyday outfielders along with incumbent center fielder Coco Crisp, right fielder Josh Reddick and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Young is an excellent defensive center fielder with a good combination of power and speed, but he missed considerable time last season with an injury, and he is a low average hitter who strikes out a lot.
Young, 29, hit .231 with 14 homers and 41 RBI in 101 games last season.
Pennington lost his job at short when Drew came over from the Diamondbacks. He played a lot of second after the Drew trade and did well defensively, but he struggled at the plate all year, and wound up hitting a career-low .215.