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ChiSox acquire Samardzija from A's

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 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 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...

A's ship Moss to Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months 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...

Pirates claim P Lindblom off waivers from A's

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months 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 ink Davis, Rodriguez to 1-year contracts

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with first baseman Ike Davis and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez on one- year contract on Tuesday. Davis was acquired by Oakland on Nov. 23 from Pittsburgh in an exchange of international bonus slots, with the Pirates gaining the No. 27 slot and the A's landing slot No. 86. The 27-year-old hit just .233 with...

A's deal Donaldson to Blue Jays for Lawrie

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Athletics traded third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in a deal that sent infielder Brett Lawrie to Oakland. The A's also obtained left-handed pitcher Sean Nolin, right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman, and minor league infielder Franklin Barreto. A 2014 All-Star, Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI in 158 games with the...

A's obtain 1B Davis from Pirates

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, three days after he was designated for assignment. The teams swapped international bonus slots as part of the deal, with the Pirates gaining the No. 27 slot and the A's landing slot No. 86 from Pittsburgh. Davis finished fifth in the National League with 32...

A's ink DH Billy Butler

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics and free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler agreed to terms on a three-year contract on Tuesday. Butler, who is coming off a World Series appearance with the Royals, is slated to make $30 million over the length of his contract. Kansas City declined his club option for the upcoming season, using a $1 million buyout instead. The...

A's ink DH Billy Butler

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics and free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler have reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year contract on Tuesday. Butler, who is coming off a World Series appearance with the Royals, is slated to make $30 million over the length of his contract, according to multiple sources. Kansas City declined his club option for the upcoming season...

Butler officially signs with A's

By The Sports Network, 1 year 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Designated hitter Billy Butler signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not released, but reports on Tuesday had the deal worth $30 million. The 28-year-old hit .271 with nine home runs and 66 RBI over 151 games last season with the AL champion Kansas City Royals, who declined a club option on...

Former All-Star, manager Dark dies at 92

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 10 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Oakland Athletics manager Alvin Dark has died at the age of 92.Dark got his first managerial position in 1961 immediately following his retirement as a player. In his second season, he led the San Francisco Giants to a National League pennant, but they lost the World Series in seven games to the New York Yankees.After four years with the Giants and stints...