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Kendrys Morales was unemployed for roughly 24 hours.

One day after the A's designated the veteran first baseman/designated hitter for assignment, Morales was traded to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The A's were forced to cut Morales with Matt Olson and Mark Canha returning from injuries.

Morales was brought to Oakland in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of March as a stopgap while Olson recovered from a fractured hamate bone. With Olson and Canha back, Morales' services were no longer needed.

Morales goes to a Yankees team that could use a warm body at first base. Starter Greg Bird is hurt once again, this time dealing with a left plantar fascia tear that has landed him on the 60-day injured list.

[RELATED: Canha homers in first at-bat back]

In 34 games with the A's, the 36-year-old Morales hit .204/.310/.259 with one double, one homer and seven RBI.

The A's will likely receive a low-level minor leaguer for Morales if that's the route they choose to go with the Yankees.