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Travelin' Man: Langerhans traded second time in week

Ryan Langerhans Langerhans

Chris Snelling Snelling

BOSTON -- Outfielder Ryan Langerhans was traded Wednesday
night for the second time in a week, going from the Oakland Athletics to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Chris Snelling.

Langerhans, obtained Sunday from Atlanta, went 0-for-4 with two
strikeouts and a walk against Boston in two games for Oakland. He
started both games in center field and misplayed a liner for an
error that led to a run in the Red Sox 6-4 win Wednesday.

He was 3-for-44 with the Braves and came to the Athletics after
snapping an 0-for-29 slump on Sunday.

"You just have to laugh. I've never seen anything like that,"
Langerhans said, "but I enjoyed my time here. I enjoyed meeting a
lot of these guys, a good group of guys. I guess I have to pack
everything up again for the second time in a week."

Snelling is batting .204 in 24 games with Washington with 10
starts.

Oakland assistant general manager David Forst said the
Nationals, an NL East team like the Braves, had been trying to get
Langerhans for a while, but the A's didn't intend to move the
outfielder so quickly.

"Chris Snelling is a guy who we've liked for a long time,"
Forst said. "This is an opportunity to get a young player who,
when he stays healthy, is an offensive threat."