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A's acquire Guillen from Reds

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Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland acquired outfielder from the Cincinnati on Wednesday for right-handed minor league pitchers , Joe Valentine and Jeff Bruksch. The A's, in need of a power bat to complement their dominant starting pitching, got what they were looking for in Guillen.

The Dominican native has gotten the opportunity to start for the for much of the year, thanks to injuries to starting outfielders and . The 27-year-old Guillen has taken advantage of the opportunity, putting together a career year. He is batting .337 with 23 homers and 63 RBI in 91 games for Cincinnati.

Guillen started last season with Arizona and hit .229 with four homers and 15 RBI in 54 games. He was sent to the minors and released at his request. Cincinnati signed him on August 20, and he hit .248 with four homers and 16 RBI in 31 games for the .

The agreed to a one-year contract worth $500,000 with Guillen in December, avoiding salary arbitration. Guillen has also played for Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.

Cincinnati gets a much-needed young arm in the 25-year-old Harang, who is 1-3 with a 5.34 ERA this season. In 15 starts in his 2002 rookie season, he posted a 5-4 record with a 4.83 ERA. The 6-foot-7, 240-pounder became expendable with the promotion of prized prospect from Triple-A into the A's starting rotation.

Neither Valentine nor Bruksch have pitched in the majors.

The traded closer to the on Tuesday, and may be looking to unload more salary before the trade deadline.

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