The A’s announced the trade Sunday morning on their official Twitter account …
#Athletics acquire Adam Dunn and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn.
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 31, 2014
Oakland was on Dunn’s no-trade list, but he waived that veto power because he wants a taste of postseason baseball for the first time in his 14-year major league career. The 34-year-old will presumably take over as the A’s primary designated hitter. He was batting .220/.340/.433 with 20 home runs and 54 RBI in 106 games this season for Chicago and can provide a nice left-handed power boost to the struggling Athletics offense.
Dunn is making $15 million in the final year of a four-year, $56 million deal. He’s owed about $2.5 million.
Sanburn was a second-round pick in 2012. The reliever owns a cool 2.92 ERA in 120 minor league innings.