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A's send Escobar to Nats for Clippard

By The Sports Network, 1 week 4 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics on Wednesday acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Washington Nationals in exchange for recently obtained infielder Yunel Escobar. Clippard, 29, spent the past seven seasons with the Nationals, compiling a 34-24 record with 34 saves and a 2.68 ERA in 414 games. The two-time All-Star was 7-4 with a 2.18 in 75 appearances...

A's agree to terms with Chavez

By The Sports Network, 1 week 6 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with pitcher Jesse Chavez on a one-year contract for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration. Chavez went 8-8 with a 3.45 ERA in 32 games (21 starts) with the A's last season. The right-hander was moved to the bullpen following Oakland's acquisition of Jon Lester at the trade deadline. The 31-year-old Chavez is...

A's acquire Zobrist, Escobar from Rays

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso, minor league infielder Daniel Robertson and minor league outfielder Boog Powell. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's designated infielder Andy Parrino for assignment. Zobrist, who made his MLB debut with the Rays in 2006,...

A's part ways with Punto

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics released veteran infielder Nick Punto on Friday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The A's needed to make room on the 40-man for pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez, both of whom were acquired from the San Diego Padres Thursday in exchange for All-Star catcher Derek Norris. Punto signed a one-year contract with Oakland...

Padres acquire Norris from A's

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres' busy offseason continued on Thursday when the club acquired power-hitting catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. Norris will be joined by left-handed pitcher Seth Streich, along with international bonus compensation, in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. The 25-year-old Norris hit a career-best .270 with...

A's acquire De La Rosa from Arizona

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics acquired pitcher Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations on Thursday. In 25 games with Arizona last season, De La Rosa went 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA. The 24-year-old left-hander allowed just two home runs in 36 2/3 innings and held right-handed hitters to a .233 batting average. De La Rosa is 2-1 with a 4....

ChiSox acquire Samardzija from A's

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox acquired starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics in a multi-player trade on Tuesday. Chicago also picked up minor league pitcher Michael Ynoa in exchange for right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and infielders Rangel Ravelo and Marcus Semien. Samardzija went a combined 7-13 with a 2.99 ERA...

ChiSox acquire Samardzija from A's

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox acquired starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics in a multi-player trade on Tuesday. Chicago also picked up pitcher Michael Ynoa in exchange for right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and infielders Rangel Ravelo and Marcus Semien. MORE TO FOLLOW. 

Pirates claim P Lindblom off waivers from A's

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed pitcher Josh Lindblom off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Lindblom was 4-3 with a 5.79 earned run average in 16 starts and one relief appearance last season for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento. He did make one start for the Athletics on April 2. The 27-year-old righty has posted a 5-8 record...

A's ship Moss to Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder Joey Wendle. Moss, who hit .234 last season with 25 home runs and 81 RBI, might not be ready for spring training after undergoing hip surgery in October. Moss made the All-Star team last season for the first time in his career, but...