News on Gio Gonzalez, John Danks
The young left-handed pitcher, who is under team control through the 2015 season, is reportedly heading to the Washington Nationals in a five-player deal. The A's receive: RHPs A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, LHP Tom Milone and C Derek Norris.
So Gonzalez is out of the AL West (and the AL as a whole), but the A's continue to build up their minor-league system.
As for Danks, a source tells ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine that he's agreed to a five-year contract extension with the White Sox. The former Rangers first-round draft pick (No. 9 in 2003) agreed to a deal worth $65 million.
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