A's acquire Jackson from D-backs

Updated: June 16, 2010, 2:33 PM ET
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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks traded outfielder Conor Jackson to the Oakland Athletics for minor league closer Sam Demel on Tuesday, the first of what could be a series of moves by the sputtering team.

Arizona also is sending $400,000 to Oakland to help offset the remaining $1.9 million owed to Jackson this season, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

Demel, a 24-year-old right-hander, was a third-round draft pick out of TCU in 2007. He is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA ...

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