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A's agree to terms with Rincon; trade Barrett to Cubs

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Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland agreed to terms with lefthander on a two-year contract Tuesday and also traded catcher to the Chicago for a player to be named later. Rincon went 8-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 64 relief appearances for the last year. He was acquired by Oakland from Cleveland on July 30, 2002.

Rincon has also pitched for Pittsburgh during his seven-year career and owns a 19-22 lifetime record with a 3.42 ERA and 21 saves.

Barrett was just obtained from the Montreal on Monday for a player to be named later. He hit just .208 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 70 games for Montreal last year. Barrett spent nearly six weeks on the disabled list with a right hip flexor strain and also fractured his left index finger while on a rehab assignment.

He broke into the majors with the in 1998 and is a career .253 hitter with 38 homers and 193 RBI.

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