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A’s send Billy Burns to KC for Brett Eibner

Published Saturday July 30

CLEVELAND — Billy Burns was one of Oakland’s best stories last season, coming out of nowhere to win the center field and leadoff jobs and putting together a solid rookie season.

Burns, additionally had a tough time of it this year, and by the time he was demoted to Triple-A Nashville this 30 days he was batting .234 and Jake Smolinski had blazed past him on the A’s depth chart. On Sat Oakland traded Burns to Ka. City for another Triple-A outfielder

Burns, whose wide-eyed, naive disposition made him something of a team mascot as a rookie, also became a fan favorite during his time with Oakland.

Benjamin Zobrist from Oakland last Jul Zobrist told him to grab Burns if the Royals ever got a chance.

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