Diamondbacks trade Conor Jackson to Oakland

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Conor Jackson, right,  is caught stealing on a tag by San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) By Denis Poroy Arizona Diamondbacks' Conor Jackson, right, is caught stealing on a tag by San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 18, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) By Denis Poroy

PHOENIX -  The Diamondbacks have traded outfielder Conor Jackson to the Oakland Athletics.

In exchange for the trade the Diamondbacks received minor league pitcher Sam Demel.

Demel, 24, has a 9-8 record with a 2.79 ERA and 42 saves in 151 relief appearances during four minor league season with the Athletics.

“Sam Demel gives us another quality arm in our attempt to improve the bullpen,” Byrnes said. “Conor Jackson has been a class act during his time in the organization. We wish him well in Oakland.”

3TV's Brad Cesmat expects more changes from Diamondbacks in the coming weeks as the Diamondbacks are in the middle of an under performing season.