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A’s Trade Gonzalez To Nationals

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Gio Gonzalez started for the A’s Saturday night in Chicago against the White Sox. (Paul Beaty / AP)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Left-hander Gio Gonzalez says the Washington Nationals have agreed to acquire him in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, pending a physical and the deal being finalized.

Gonzalez has been the subject of trade talk all offseason by the A’s, who on Dec. 9 traded fellow top-tier starter Trevor Cahill to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 26-year-old Gonzalez, a first-round draft pick taken 38th overall by the Chicago White Sox in 2004, confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on Thursday. He went 16-12 last season—a career high for wins after getting 15 victories in 2010 — with a 3.12 ERA in 32 starts and was selected to his first All-Star game. He reached 200 innings the past two seasons.

The A’s reportedly will receive three minor leaguers in the swap.

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