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USA TODAY Sports Oakland Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes follows through for a two-run double against the Texas Rangers on Sunday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Cespedes was traded to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

MLB: A’s Beane once again pulls off stunner


Billy Beane has already been the focus of one major motion picture in Moneyball.

Perhaps the Oakland Athletics general manager can be the basis of a second movie. They can call it Making Big Trades in July.

Beane pulled a stunner of a trade July 4 when he acquired right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for top shortstop prospect Addison Russell and right-hander Dan Straily.

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