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Athletics agree to 1-year deal with Abad

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics and left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, avoiding arbitration. Abad finished his first season in the Bay Area with a 2-4 record and career- low 1.57 earned run average over 69 appearances. The 29-year-old native of the Dominican Republic held opponents to a .175 batting average and right-...

Athletics agree to terms with Sogard

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics and infielder Eric Sogard agreed to a one-year contract on Friday to avoid arbitration. Sogard, 28, appeared in 117 games last season and batted .223 with 22 RBI and one home run. Over five seasons with Oakland, Sogard has compiled a .235 batting average with 68 RBI, seven home runs and 98 runs in 315 games. Pitchers Tyler...

A's closer Doolittle unlikely for Opening Day

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - In a busy offseason that featured a total roster makeover, the Oakland Athletics will now be without a returning All- Star on Opening Day. On Friday, the club announced that closer Sean Doolittle is expected to miss the start of the season due to a slight rotator cuff tear. The lefty was evaluated for shoulder soreness after beginning his offseason...

A's send Escobar to Nats for Clippard

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months 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 year 7 months 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, 1 year 7 months 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,...

Padres acquire Norris from A's

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months 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 part ways with Punto

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months 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...

A's acquire De La Rosa from Arizona

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months 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 year 8 months 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.