Jed Lowrie has been traded by the Astros to the Athletics for the second time in his career, this time for minor league right-hander Brendan McCurry.
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Athletics are in all-out rebuilding mode
Oakland isn't expected to contend in 2016 and may continue to sell off big names this offseason. For that reason, Jim Bowden has the A's trending downward. MLB status check (Insider)
Pinder's stock up thanks to AFL showing
Chad Pinder's swing is stiff and he struggles to make quality contact but has bat speed and power. He might soon be Oakland's best internal option at shortstop. Arizona Fall League recap (Insider)
Liam Hendriks, who became a full-time reliever this past season with the Blue Jays, has been shipped to Oakland in exchange for right-hander Jesse Chavez.
A's get Hendriks from Blue Jays for Chavez
The A's acquired Liam Hendriks from the Blue Jays for fellow pitcher Jesse Chavez. Hendriks became a reliever with Toronto this season and went 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA, while Chavez went 7-15 with a 4.18 ERA in 30 games this year.
In a matter of months, Rich Hill's remarkable path to rejoining a rotation took him from Washington's farm system to independent ball on Long Island and then back to Boston to start in September.
AL Cy Young Award voting
- Dallas Keuchel, Astros: 22 first-place votes, 186 points
- David Price, Blue Jays: 8 first-place votes, 143 points
- Sonny Gray, A's: 0 first-place votes, 82 points
Tight race for AL Cy Young
Although Dallas Keuchel holds the edge in wins, David Price had a better ERA and racked up more strikeouts. Sonny Gray is in the conversation as well but seems to be a distant third place.
A's willing to deal Jesse Chavez?
The veteran right-hander is reportedly drawing significant interest from multiple teams. With Rich Hill now in tow, is Oakland more willing to deal a starter? MLB rumors roundup
Reports: Athletics sign Rich Hill
The A's agreed to a one-year deal with the free-agent lefty worth $6 million pending a physical, according to multiple media reports. Hill, 35, posted a 1.55 ERA in four late-season starts with the Red Sox this year.
Each contender has numbers worthy of being named his league's best pitcher. We take a look at their most impressive accolades.
The A's enter the offseason in full rebuilding mode with a long list of needs to be addressed.
Former player Mark Kotsay is rejoining the Oakland Athletics as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.
A's hire former player Kotsay
Mark Kotsay, who played for Oakland from 2004-07, joins the team as bench coach. Kotsay, 40, was the Padres' hitting coach last season, his first professional coaching job. Former bench coach Mike Aldrete will shift to first base.
Report: A's claim Lambo off waivers
The A's claimed Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo off waivers on Friday. He finished 2015 with only one hit and eight strikeouts in 25 at-bats, but it's worth noting that he missed most of the season with plantar fasciitis.
Report: trading Gray not an option for A's
Oakland's Billy Beane told Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com this week that trading ace Sonny Gray "is not something [Oakland] could do" this offseason. He expressed a similar sentiment over outfielder Josh Reddick.
Who's set up best for the future?
The A's are in rebuilding mode, but don't expect VP Billy Beane and GM David Forst to hibernate this offseason. Can the right combo of moves make Oakland bounce back sooner than expected? Future Power Rankings (Insider)
Phillies add Dan Otero
Philadelphia claimed the right-hander off waivers from Oakland on Tuesday. Otero, one of the game's top relievers from 2013-14, struggled this year, posting a 6.75 ERA in 41 games with the A's.
Athletics not looking too hot in 2016
After such a disappointing performance this year, Oakland may be better off retooling yet again. For that reason, our rankings aren't expecting much from the A's next year. Way-Too-Early Power Rankings
Three Athletics on AFL Stars roster
Left-hander Sean Manaea and infielders Renato Nunez and Chad Pinder will represent Oakland this Saturday in a game designed to showcase the best prospects in the Arizona Fall League.
Athletics are a long shot in 2016
Oakland is getting 60-1 odds to win next year's World Series from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Vegas odds
Ranking the top 25 World Series goats
Dennis Eckersley was an elite closer for the Athletics, but his home run served up to Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series stands out in his career. Is Eck the biggest goat in World Series history? Find out here
A's with two Gold Glove finalists
Sonny Gray and Josh Reddick were announced today as finalists for the Gold Glove Award for their respective positions. The winners will be revealed on Nov. 13.
Report: Eric Chavez joins AL West rival
The former A's third baseman and six-time Gold Glover has been hired as the special assistant to Angels general manager Billy Eppler, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.