Oakland Athletics Wiretap

Ron Washington To Coach Third-Base For A's

Aug 24, 2015 3:26 PM

The 63-year-old Washington spent 11 seasons as an A's coach before becoming manager of the Rangers in 2007 and leading Texas to a pair of AL pennants in 2010 and 2011. Washington rejoined Oakland as a coach in May to work with infielders.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor

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Mets Acquire Eric O'Flaherty From Athletics

Aug 5, 2015 10:05 AM

The New York Mets have acquired left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty and cash from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named later or cash.

The 30-year-old had a 5.91 ERA in 25 games for the A's, but was holding left-handed batters to a .186 average and a .495 OPS.

"We're in a position now where we're trying to win every day," assistant general manager John Ricco said. "It was an opportunity to get a veteran lefty. We saw a lot of him over the years with the Braves. He's having a real good year against left-handed hitters, so he kind of checked all the boxes to make a deal."

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor, Waiver

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Athletics Claim Danny Valencia From Blue Jays

Aug 3, 2015 7:33 PM

The Oakland Athletics have claimed Danny Valencia off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Valencia was claimed from outright waivers as opposed to revocable trade waivers, so no trade will need to be worked out.

The 30-year-old was a casualty of Toronto's trade deadline activity. They designated him for assignment late last week in spite of excellent numbers at the plate. The right-handed-hitting Valencia is hitting .296/.331/.506 with seven homers in 173 trips to the plate this season.

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Tags: Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Athletics To Hold Onto Jesse Chavez?

Jul 29, 2015 7:09 AM

The Oakland Athletics have begun selling off parts, but may hold onto Jesse Chavez this week.

Chavez, who turns 32 next month, has a 3.45 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 109.2 innings (17 starts) this season. He will be eligible for arbitration for the final time this winter.

"I get the impression the Athletics will not trade Jesse Chavez at deadline. Valuable guy, only making $2.15M this season," writes Jerry Crasnick.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Royals Acquire Zobrist From A's

Jul 28, 2015 2:33 PM

The Kansas City Royals have acquired Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics, according to a source.

Reports are indicating that Oakland will receive Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks from Kansas City.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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A's 'Deep' In Talks On Ben Zobrist Trade

Jul 28, 2015 2:01 PM

The Oakland Athletics are "deep" in trade talks involving Ben Zobrist, according to a report.

Zobrist, who is expected to be dealt before Friday's non-waiver deadline, could be moved very soon.

Jane Lee/MLB

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Acquire Tyler Clippard From A's

Jul 27, 2015 8:32 PM

The New York Mets have acquired Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Minor League right-hander Casey Meisner.

Clippard has roughly $3.1 million remaining on his contract, $1 million of which the A's will pay, and is eligible for free agency this winter.

Meisner, 20, was drafted by the Mets in the third round in 2013 out of Cypress Woods (Texas) High School.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Making Progress On Tyler Clippard Trade

Jul 27, 2015 3:48 PM

The New York Mets are making progress on a trade to acquire Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics.

Other teams are still in play for Clippard, including the Washington Nationals, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the New York Yankees are out on the reliever.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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A's Expected To Trade Tyler Clippard Soon

Jul 27, 2015 7:09 AM

Tyler Clippard is expected to be the next player traded by the Oakland Athletics.

That deal could take place soon, perhaps as early as Monday.

The Washington Nationals, New York Yankees and New York Mets have all been linked to Clippard.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tim Hudson Beats A's, Now Has Win Against All 30 Teams

Jul 27, 2015 12:25 AM

Tim Hudson earned a win against the only team he had never beaten in a 17-year big league career, pitching the Giants past the A's 4-3 on Sunday for a sweep in the Bay Bridge Series.

Matt Duffy hit a two-run homer in the first and drove in three runs, and Brandon Belt added an RBI single in the initial inning to back Hudson, who became the 15th pitcher to defeat all 30 current teams in the majors.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Astros Discussed Samardzija With White Sox Before Kazmir Deal
Houston ultimately opted to make the deal for Scott Kazmir because they were more comfortable with the Oakland Athletics' asking price.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Astros Acquire Kazmir From Athletics For Prospects
The Astros have acquired Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jacob Nottingham and Daniel Mengden.


No Ongoing Talks Between Mets, Athletics On Zobrist
A previous report had suggested that the two clubs had reached the stage of discussing prospects in a deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Angels, Athletics Talked Reddick, Zobrist Before Dipoto Resigned
The Angels inquired with the Athletics about Josh Reddick and Ben Zobrist before Jerry Dipoto resigned last week, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Athletics Acquire Aaron Kurcz From Braves
The Braves have traded Aaron Kurcz to the Athletics in exchange for an international bonus slot valued at $167,000.

Mark Bowman/MLB

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Red Sox Inquired About Donaldson, Were Told He Wasn't Available
The Red Sox inquired about Josh Donaldson before signing Pablo Sandoval last offseason, according to the Boston Herald.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Athletics Still Weighing Trade Options
Billy Beane hasn't decided what approach the Athletics will take to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

Sources: Mets, A's Have Discussed Zobrist
The Mets and Athletics have discussed a trade involved Ben Zobrist, according to sources on both sides.

John Harper/New York Daily News

Royals Have Interest In Cueto, Leake, Zobrist
The Royals are looking for upgrades on the trade market and have cast a wide net.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Nationals Interested In Arizona's Middle Infielders
The Nationals have expressed interest in acquiring a middle infielder from the Diamondbacks, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

A's Activate A.J. Griffin, Then Sent To Triple-A Nashville
A.J. Griffin pitched 4 1/3 innings for Triple-A Nashville on Friday night.

San Jose Mercury News

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Fan Hit By Broken Bat Expected To Survive
A woman hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park on Friday night is expected to survive the injuries.


Woman Injured At Fenway Park Remains In Serious Condition
A fan whose head was bloodied by a broken bat that flew into the stands on Friday night is in serious condition at a Boston hospital.


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