A's acquire David DeJesus from Royals

Updated: November 10, 2010, 9:35 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- David DeJesus has been on the Oakland Athletics' radar for a while now. They like his near-perfect defense, baserunning and consistent bat.

The A's acquired the outfielder from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league lefty Justin Marks. General manager Billy Beane immediately said he will start in one of the corner outfield spots.

"He's a guy we've always liked," Beane said. "He's been a well-respected guy and does everything ...

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