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.
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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.