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Byline: Joe Stiglich
SURPRISE, Ariz. _ Getting traded from the A's to the Kansas City Royals was a jolt for Mark Teahen, though he knew deep down it was best for him.
Playing third base in the A's organization is not a sound plan for advancing to the majors, at least as long as a guy named Eric Chavez is around.
"It was either buy a house in Sacramento or get traded," said Teahen, a former St. Mary's College standout.
Teahen and pitcher Mike Wood were dealt to Kansas City as part of a three-team deal that netted Oakland closer Octavio Dotel from Houston last June.
In his first spring with the Royals, Teahen has received extended …