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After 10 years in the A's organization, Daric Barton is moving on.
The former first-round pick signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. The deal includes an invitation to Major League camp in spring training.
The @BlueJays have signed 1B Daric Barton to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training— Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) December 16, 2014
Barton was acquired by the A's in 2004 with Dan Haren and Kiko Calero from the Cardinals for starter Mark Mulder.
In parts of eight seasons with the A's, Barton played in 551 games. He's a career .247 batter with 94 doubles, 30 home runs and 184 RBI.
His best season came in 2010 when he hit .273 with 10 home runs and 57 RBI in 159 games.
Barton was drafted by the Cardinals with the 28th overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft.