As tipped last week, Oakland finally sent reliever Chad Bradford to the Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for OF Jay Payton, the malcontent former Met who was tired of being the odd man out in the Boston outfield. Payton should see the playing time he’s wished for, as the A’s have also sent OF Eric Byrnes and IF Omar Quintanilla to Colorado in exchange for P Joe Kennedy and veteran middle reliever Jay Witasick.

Kennedy, 26, was 4-8 (7.04 ERA) for the Rockies, though he received a mere 12 runs worth of support in his 8 losses.