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FILE - In this May 28, 2010, file photo, Washington Nationals' Josh Willingham hits a three-run home run against the San Diego Padres during a baseball game in San Diego. Willingham is heading to the Oakland Athletics, who sent two prospects to the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in a trade that gives Oakland a solid middle-of-the-order hitter. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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FILE - In this May 28, 2010, file photo, Washington Nationals' Josh Willingham hits a three-run home run against the San Diego Padres during a baseball game in San Diego. Willingham is heading to the Oakland Athletics, who sent two prospects to the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in a trade that gives Oakland a solid middle-of-the-order hitter. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

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