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Rebuilding A's continue dealing -- Swisher to White Sox

Updated: January 3, 2008, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Billy Beane went into the offseason believing his Oakland Athletics could compete in the AL West again if they just stayed healthier than last year.

Six weeks before spring training opens, the general manager has changed his stance and is beginning a rebuilding project in Oakland.

The Athletics made their second major trade in three weeks, sending outfielder and fan favorite Nick Swisher to the Chicago White Sox for three minor leaguers on Thursday.

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