The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired outfielder Cedric Hunter from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for future considerations, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals will assign him to Triple-A Memphis, giving the team some extra depth in the form of a versatile outfielder.
Hunter, 24, made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres last season. That stint was short-lived, though, and the outfielder has spent most of the past two seasons playing in Triple-A. The A's claimed Hunter off waivers from the San Diego Padres during the offseason but they already have a plethora of outfield options.
In 2011, Hunter posted a .255/.322/.358 line with two homers and nine steals in 81 games for Triple-A Tucson. He hasn't had much success at that level since hitting .308/.375/.423 in a half-season of Double-A ball in 2010.
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