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Injured-ravaged Oakland acquires Cust as insurance

Updated: May 3, 2007, 2:19 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com

Scrambling to fill the gap created by a month-long rash of injuries, the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a deal for outfielder Jack Cust, a 28-year-old veteran minor leaguer who has always been known as a good offensive player, from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named or cash.

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Cust, who was batting .295 for Triple-A Portland, could get a chance to fill in for Mike Piazza as the designated hitter. Piazza sprained a shoulder during Oakland's game against the Red ...

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