Oakland Athletics Wiretap

Astros Remain In Contact With A's On Sonny Gray

Jan 16, 2017 5:25 PM

The Houston Astros continue to look for upgrades in their starting rotation and have been in contact with the Oakland Athletics regarding Sonny Gray.

Gray had a down 2016 season after performing as one of baseball's best pitchers from 2013-15.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Athletics Agree To Two-Year Deal With Santiago Casilla

Jan 12, 2017 7:22 AM

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a two-year deal with Santiago Casilla, according to multiple reports.

Casilla, 36, broke into the major leagues with the A's in 2004 and remained with the club through the 2009 season.

He had 31 saves and a 3.57 ERA in 62 appearances for the San Francisco Giants last season.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Trevor Plouffe Agrees To Deal With Athletics

Jan 11, 2017 8:30 AM

Trevor Plouffe has agreed to a contract with the Oakland Athletics, according to a source.

The deal is pending a physical.

Plouffe was cut by the Minnesota Twins in November after he cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent.

FOX Sports

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Athletics Have Reached Out To Mark Trumbo

Jan 5, 2017 7:13 AM

The Oakland Athletics have reached out to Mark Trumbo, according to sources.

Oakland missed out on Edwin Encarnacion, who agreed to terms with the Cleveland Indians. Trumbo slugged a Major League-high 47 home runs in 2016.

The Athletics reportedly offered Encarnacion a $50 million deal earlier this offseason.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Athletics, Rajai Davis Agree Upon $6M Deal

Jan 4, 2017 8:02 AM

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with Rajai Davis, according to a source.

Davis, 36, led the American League with 43 steals for the Cleveland Indians last season.

He hit a two-run home run off of Aroldis Chapman in Game 7 of the World Series to tie the game at 6-6 in the eighth inning before the Chicago Cubs eventually prevailed.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Edwin Encarnacion Received Two Offers From Athletics

Dec 29, 2016 7:13 AM

Before signing with the Cleveland Indians, Edwin Encarnacion received a pair of contract offers from the Oakland Athletics.

One offer was a two-year, $50 million contract, while the second would have included a third-year option in exchange for an opt-out clause.

Oakland's offers are believed to have pushed the Indians to increase their own offer.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Six Teams Have Made Offers To Edwin Encarnacion

Dec 22, 2016 7:52 AM

While it appears as though the Toronto Blue Jays are out of the running, six teams have made offers to Edwin Encarnacion.

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins have all been linked to Encarnacion to some degree.

All of the offers Encarnacion has received are believed to be for multiple years, while some include opt-outs after the 2017 season.

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

M's, Marc Rzepczynski Agree To Two-Year, $11M Deal

Dec 3, 2016 3:12 AM

Free-agent lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski has agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Mariners, an MLB source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Friday.

Rzepczynski, 31, posted a 2.64 ERA in 47⅔ innings last season for the Athletics and Nationals.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Athletics To Sign Matt Joyce

Nov 30, 2016 11:20 AM

The Oakland Athletics will sign Matt Joyce to a two-year, $11 million contract.

Joyce, 32, spent this past season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit .242/.403/.463 with 13 homers, 10 doubles and a triple in 293 plate appearances.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Braves Also Pursuing Chris Archer, Sonny Gray

Nov 16, 2016 7:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves, who have already been linked to Chris Sale in reports, are also pursuing Chris Archer and Sonny Gray, according to sources.

"They're doing everything they can to be competitive and try to contend next year," a rival executive said of the Braves, who will open SunTrust Park.

The Braves have already signed R.A Dickey and Bartolo Colon to one-year deals this offseason to serve as bridges until some of their young pitchers are ready.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Athletics Open To Dealing Sonny Gray, Sean Doolittle
Sonny Gray, 27, is under contractual control for the next three seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

M's Acquire Danny Valencia From A's
The Mariners have sent Minor League pitcher Paul Blackburn to the A's for Danny Valencia.


Chip Hale Returns To A's As Third Base Coach
Chip Hale spent the last two seasons as the manager of the Diamondbacks.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Mark McGwire, Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner On Hall Of Fame Ballot
Mark McGwire joins Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner and seven others on the Today's Game Era ballot to be considered for election to Cooperstown in December.

Associated Press

A's Likely To Release Danny Valencia Before Season's End
Danny Valencia is eligible for arbitration for the third and final time this winter.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

A's Release Billy Butler
The A's have released Billy Butler with one year left on his contract.


Sonny Gray Open To Long-Term Deal With Athletics
Sonny Gray is open to a long-term deal with the Athletics and has made that known to the club several times.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Indians Agree To Acquire Coco Crisp From Athletics
Coco Crisp spent his first four seasons with the Indians.

Associated Press

Report: Two A's Have Clubhouse Altercation
A's teammates Billy Butler and Danny Valencia were involved in some sort of spat on Friday.


Coco Crisp Believes A's Are Trying To Avoid His Vesting Option
Coco Crisp believes the Athletics aren't playing him in order to avoid his $13 million vesting option for next season.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

A's Unsure If Sonny Gray Will Pitch Again In 2016
Sonny Gray has yet to resume throwing and the Athletics don't know if he'll pitch for them again this season.

Jane Lee/MLB

A's Place Sonny Gray On DL With Forearm Soreness
Sonny Gray's injury is the latest setback for the Oakland ace.


A's Suspend Strength And Conditioning Coach After Hidden Camera Found
Coach Mike Henriques was sent home from a recent road trip after a camera was set up to watch players working out.


Rich Hill Was Looking For Two-Year, $28M Extension
The Athletics discussed an extension with Rich Hill before trading him to the Dodgers.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

Richard Justice/MLB

Dodgers To Acquire Josh Reddick, Rich Hill From Athletics
Part of the package heading to Oakland will include young right-hander Jharel Cotton, but he's not the headliner.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Athletics Expected To Trade Rich Hill
The Athletics won't reach a contract extension with Rich Hill and are discussing trade scenarios.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Royals Send Brett Eiber To A's For Billy Burns
Outfielder Billy Burns will be assigned to the Royals' Triple-A affiliate, Omaha.

Press Release

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.


Josh Reddick Upset Over Lack Of Extension Talks
Josh Reddick has expressed frustration over the lack of recent contract extension talks with the Athletics.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area