Adrian Cardenas

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Infielder Adrian Cardenas was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2006 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Miguel Machado for $925,000 and made his pro debut that summer with the GCL Phillies, where he hit .318 with 2 homers and 21 RBIs. He spent the next season with the Lakewood Blue Claws, hitting .295 with 9 home runs, 79 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases.

Cardenas was the backup second baseman for the USA in the 2007 Futures Game, singling against Pedro Beato.

On July 17, 2008 Cardenas was traded by the Phillies with Matt Spencer and Josh Outman to the Oakland Athletics in return for Joe Blanton.

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