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Oakland trades Scutaro to Toronto to free up playing time for Murphy

Updated: November 18, 2007, 1:54 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics super-sub Marco Scutaro was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for a pair of minor league pitchers, right-handers Kristian Bell and Graham Godfrey.

The 32-year-old Scutaro did a fabulous job filling in for both second baseman Mark Ellis and shortstop Bobby Crosby when they were hurt in recent seasons. But the A's, who missed the playoffs in 2007 after reaching the AL Championship Series last year, want to give Donnie Murphy a chance ...

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