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Rangers’ recently signed right-handed bat still facing trouble with injury that forced him to miss 86 games

Oakland Athletics pinch hitter Kyle Blanks (88) hits a two-run rbi single in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Athletics 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

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Oakland Tribune Dec 9, 2014

Oakland A's might still deal John Jaso

Catcher John Jaso of the Oakland A's has had concussion issues the past two seasons, and general manager Billy Beane might be looking to trade him.
Healthy Jaso will catch, but wonders if it will be with the A’s

Healthy Jaso will catch, but wonders if it will be with the A’s

It’s possible that the A’s have done their damage at the 113th Winter Meetings and will cool their heels the rest of the week, but it’s not a solid bet. Oakland still has at least one other player the A’s… Continue Reading →
Semien, Bassitt could get shot to be immediate contributors

Semien, Bassitt could get shot to be immediate contributors

The slow process of rebuilding the Oakland A’s took another step forward Tuesday with the completion of a deal with the Chicago White Sox that saw Oakland potentially bring a starting shortstop and a starting pitcher into the fold. At… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Dec 9, 2014

A's trade Jeff Samardzija to White Sox in six-player deal

The Oakland A's finally completed their deal to send starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox, getting a potential starting shortstop and potential member of the starting rotation in return
Shark nets A’s starting shortstop, potential starting pitcher

Shark nets A’s starting shortstop, potential starting pitcher

The Oakland A’s finally completed their deal to send starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox, getting a potential starting shortstop and potential member of the starting rotation in return. The A’s, who also sent minor leaguer Michael… Continue Reading →

Jeff Samardzija trade official, A’s get four players

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the winter meetings in San Diego The Jeff Samardzija deal is finally official, and the A’s get back four players from the White Sox, including infielder Marcus Semien, starter Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Rangel Ravelo. Oakland also is sending right-hander Michael Ynoa, the Dominican bonus baby, to the White Sox. So that’s four All-Stars dealt away by the A’s in five months, three in a span of 11 days with Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes.
Opposing GM likes A’s newest shortstop, Marcus Semien

Opposing GM likes A’s newest shortstop, Marcus Semien

If you must know, the A’s aren’t the only team looking for young shortstop talent here at the winter meetings. Oakland has one advantage. The A’s have a pitcher everybody wants, Jeff Samardzija, and for the right price the A’s… Continue Reading →

A’s to get Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt for Samardzija

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the winter meetings in San Diego The A’s deal with the White Sox is complete, but not yet announced. What two big-league sources have told The Chronicle: Oakland will receive right-hander Chris Bassitt, and, as expected, infielder Marcus Semien, for All-Star Jeff Samardzija. There is also expected to be one other player coming to Oakland in the deal. He missed time with a broken right hand last year, but Bassitt went 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA in six games, five starts, with the White Sox last year, and in nine minor-league outings, eight starts, he was...

A’s close to trading Jeff Samardzija

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the winter meetings in San Diego General manager Billy Beane hinted strongly during an interview session here this evening that the A’s are closing in on another deal, and according to numerous sources. that long-expected Jeff Samardzija trade appears close to fruition. As I wrote 10 days ago, the A’s had discussed Samardzija with the White Sox, and Oakland has strong interest in infielders Tim Anderson and Marcus Semien (of Cal). Beane said today that the A’s are targeting young shortstops in deals; Anderson would fit that bill, certainly.
Oakland Tribune Dec 8, 2014

A's trade Brandon Moss to Cleveland Indians

The middle of the A's 2014 batting order took another major hit Monday with the news the A's have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder Joe Wendle
A’s deal Moss to Indians for second base prospect Wendle

A’s deal Moss to Indians for second base prospect Wendle

The middle of the A’s 2014 batting order took another major hit Monday with the news the A’s have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians, a deal whose origins I was the first to announce last week… Continue Reading →

Brandon Moss dealt to Indians for minor leaguer

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s have completed the deal for Brandon Moss with the Indians that I wrote about last week, and they did indeed receive the player I said they had targeted, minor-leaguer Joe Wendle. Wendle is a Double-A second baseman who missed part of last season with a broken hamate bone; Moss, who hit 30 homers for Oakland in 2013, is recovering from hip surgery but should not be too far behind during spring training and pretty close to 100 percent for the start of the season. An American League scout I spoke to last night told me that Wendle “has more...
San Jose Mercury News Dec 7, 2014

Are Moss, Samardzija on their way out of Oakland?

With slugger Brandon Moss and pitcher Jeff Samardzija being discussed in trades, Oakland A's could be busier than usual at the winter meetings in San Diego.
Plain Dealer Dec 5, 2014
If Cleveland Indians land Brandon Moss, it will be 1-for-1 deal with Oakland Athletics

If Cleveland Indians land Brandon Moss, it will be 1-for-1 deal with Oakland Athletics

It seems like everything is done expect the trade itself.

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