|Dec. 3 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET23:16 GMT7:16 CST4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST6:46 PM VEN3:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Keeping active in the trade market, the Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith. It marked the second swap of the day for the two-time defending AL West champion A's and third in two days.
Analysis: Gregerson will join a bullpen with new closer Jim Johnson, acquired from Baltimore on Monday night. Dealing Smith became a viable option when general manager Billy Beane acquired Craig Gentry from division rival Texas earlier Tuesday. Gregerson went 6-8 with a 2.71 ERA and four saves in 73 relief outings for the Padres in 2013.