SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Craig Gentry #23 of the Texas Rangers hits an RBI single against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of an interleague game at AT&T Park on June 8, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
The Oakland Athletics have added outfield depth, acquiring Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom from the division rival Texas Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice and minor league infielder Chris Bostick.
The teams announced the deal Tuesday, a day after Oakland acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from Baltimore.
While the two-time defending AL West champion A's have their starting outfield returning in center fielder Coco Crisp, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and right fielder Josh Reddick, Gentry provides an option off the bench and creates depth. The returnees have dealt with injuries in recent seasons.
Gentry batted .280 with two homers and 22 RBIs in 106 games for the Rangers this year; Lindblom went 1-3 with a 5.46 ERA in five starts and three relief appearances.