Kouzmanoff traded, called up to Rockies

The Oakland Athletics shipped third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, August 23rd. The Rockies have subsequently called him up to join the club on Wednesday.

Kouzmanoff, a UALR alum, began the 2011 season with Oakland, but proceeded to struggle at the plate. In 46 games, the 29-year old hit a mere .221 while hitting only 4 homeruns. Consequently, the Athletics opted to send to AAA Sacramento on Monday, June 6th. In 61 minor league games, Kouzmanoff hit .301 with 13 homeruns.

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