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A's acquire 1B Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's acquired first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's have designated outfielder Andrew Brown for assignment.

Davis began the season with the New York Mets and was hitting .208 with a home run and five RBI in 12 games before being dealt to Pittsburgh April 18 for pitchers Zack Thornton and Blake Taylor. He hit .235 in 131 games with the Pirates and batted .233 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 143 games overall. The 27-year-old left-handed hitter added 63 walks for a .344 on-base percentage. Davis was originally the Mets first round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and is a .240 career hitter with 78 home runs and 270 RBI in 585 games five seasons. He had his best season in 2012 when he batted .227 with 32 home runs and 90 RBI in 156 games with New York.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's acquired first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's have designated outfielder Andrew Brown for assignment.

Davis began the season with the New York Mets and was hitting .208 with a home run and five RBI in 12 games before being dealt to Pittsburgh April 18 for pitchers Zack Thornton and Blake Taylor. He hit .235 in 131 games with the Pirates and batted .233 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 143 games overall. The 27-year-old left-handed hitter added 63 walks for a .344 on-base percentage. Davis was originally the Mets first round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and is a .240 career hitter with 78 home runs and 270 RBI in 585 games five seasons. He had his best season in 2012 when he batted .227 with 32 home runs and 90 RBI in 156 games with New York.

Brown was claimed off waivers from the Mets October 31 after hitting .182 with two home runs and seven RBI in 19 games over two stints with New York. He spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Las Vegas where he batted .283 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI in 103 games. The 30-year-old right-handed hitter ranked ninth in the Pacific Coast League in slugging (.519) and OPS (.892).

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