A's send Petit to Texas for reliever Ramirez

PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed reliever Edwar Ramirez from the Rangers in a trade that sends infielder Gregorio Petit to Texas.

Ramirez, who spent the past three seasons with the New York Yankees, was on the Rangers' 40-man roster and has been assigned to Oakland's major league spring training camp. He has a 6-2 career record with a 5.22 ERA with 116 strikeouts and 93 hits in 98 1-3 innings and 96 appearances.

The Yankees sold Ramirez's contract to the Rangers on March 9. Petit had been reassigned to minor league camp by the A's on Sunday. He has played parts of two seasons in the majors for Oakland and is a .278 hitter in 25 major league games.

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