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A's, Abad avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

A's, Abad avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

MLB.com Updated Jan 24 (5 days ago)
The A's have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with reliever Fernando Abad, thus avoiding arbitration.
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  • A's closer Doolittle not expected for opener

    A's closer Doolittle not expected for opener

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.
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  • A's, Sogard avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    A's, Sogard avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    MLB.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    The A's have avoided arbitration with Eric Sogard, coming to terms on a one-year deal with the infielder on Friday.
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  • Zobrist, Semien give A's infield new look up the middle

    Zobrist, Semien give A's infield new look up the middle

    MLB.com Jan 20
    The A's entered this offseason with seemingly just one clear need: a shortstop. Nearly four months later, they've overhauled their entire infield. In fact, not one of last year's everyday infielders is returning. New faces will be seen at every position…
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  • A's lock up five players on 1-year contracts

    A's lock up five players on 1-year contracts

    MLB.com Jan 16
    The Athletics on Friday avoided arbitration with five players, agreeing to terms on one-year deals with outfielders Josh Reddick, Craig Gentry and Sam Fuld, third baseman Brett Lawrie and right-hander Ryan Cook.
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  • MLB, The Giants, And The Law Job The A's ... Again

    MLB, The Giants, And The Law Job The A's ... Again

    deadspin.com Jan 16
    Major League Baseball is breathing a huge sigh of relief after a federal appeals court upheld a broad scope of the league's exemption from federal antitrust law on Thursday. But the league's win comes at high price for the Oakland A's—and adds to the li…
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  • San Jose loses appeal over proposed A's move

    San Jose loses appeal over proposed A's move

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 15
    A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to the area.
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  • Shocked by trade, leaving Nats 'tough' for Clippard

    Shocked by trade, leaving Nats 'tough' for Clippard

    Right-hander Tyler Clippard said he was shocked after he heard the Nationals traded him to the Athletics for shortstop Yunel Escobar, even though Clippard heard rumors throughout the offseason that he could be dealt.
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  • Rizzo: Desmond is Nats' SS, but ears are open

    Rizzo: Desmond is Nats' SS, but ears are open

    MLB.com Jan 15
    A day after acquiring infielder Yunel Escobar from the Athletics, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo indicated that Ian Desmond will be the team's shortstop in 2015, but didn't rule out trading him either.
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  • Appeals Court Rejects Bid to Move Oakland A's to Silicon Valley

    Appeals Court Rejects Bid to Move Oakland A's to Silicon Valley

    nytimes.com Jan 15
    The city of San Jose, California cannot seek a court order allowing the Oakland A's baseball team to move to Silicon Valley, a U.S appeals court ruled on Thursday.
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  • Moss, five other Indians file for arbitration

    Moss, five other Indians file for arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 13
    The Indians' most prominent arbitration case this offseason involves the team's most prominent acquisition of the winter. Slugger Brandon Moss, who was acquired in a trade with the A's in December, was one of six players to file for arbitration for Clev…
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  • Zobrist expresses gratitude for 'chapter' with Rays

    Zobrist expresses gratitude for 'chapter' with Rays

    MLB.com Jan 11
    A day after getting traded to Oakland, Ben Zobrist noted that he was "sad to be leaving Tampa Bay." The Rays traded Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the Athletics for catcher John Jaso and prospects Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell.
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    Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History

    Jan 26
    Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
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    Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling Offseason

    Jan 15
    Buster Olney takes a look at the Athletics' offseason moves and what to expect this upcoming season.
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    Lester Talks Deal

    Dec 15
    Jon Lester discusses what went into his decision to sign a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs.
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    Lester Signing Feels Like Hope

    Dec 14
    Kate Fagan explains why the Cubs' signing of pitcher Jon Lester feels different from other offseason moves.

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