A's & Jays Make Black Friday Swap; Donaldson for Lawrie

29 Nov 2014, 11:25 am

The Oakland A's and Toronto Blue Jays did some shopping on Black Friday by trading their third basemen. The A's sent All-Star Josh Donaldson to Toronto for Canadian born Brett Lawrie. In addition to Lawrie, the A's also acquired pitchers Kendall Graveman and Sean Nolin and minor league shortstop Fr

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A's & Jays Make Black Friday Swap; Donaldson for Lawrie

The Oakland A's and Toronto Blue Jays did some shopping on Black Friday by trading their third basemen. The A's sent All-Star Josh Donaldson to Toronto for Canadian born Brett Lawrie. In addition to Lawrie, the A's also acquired pitchers Kendall Graveman and Sean Nolin and minor league shortstop Fr

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