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Lefty reliever Diekman receives two-year deal from Athletics

Dec. 3, 2019 8:36 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman agreed to a $7.5 million, two-year contract to return to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after joining the club in a trade from Kansas City before last July’s deadline. Diekman’s deal includes a $4 million team option for the 2022...

Padres acquire switch-hitting infielder Profar from A’s

Dec. 2, 2019 11:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Switch-hitting second baseman Jurickson Profar was acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Oakland Athletics on Monday for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named. In his lone season with the A’s, Profar matched his career high with 20 home runs and batted .218 with 67 RBIs...

A’s decline to offer contract to 2018 All-Star Blake Treinen

Dec. 2, 2019 11:15 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics did not tender a contract to former closer Blake Treinen on Monday, letting the 2018 All-Star become a free agent. The right-handed Treinen posted a 0.78 ERA in 2018, but that number ballooned to 4.91 in 2019. He was replaced by Liam Hendriks in the closer role...

Catcher Stephen Vogt, D-Backs reach $3 million, 1-year deal

Nov. 27, 2019 12:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher Stephen Vogt and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million, a deal that includes a 2021 option and could be worth $8 million over two seasons if he plays regularly. Vogt gets a $2.5 million salary next year as part of the deal announced...

Cubs acquire pitcher Jharel Cotton from Athletics

Nov. 23, 2019 3:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired pitcher Jharel Cotton from the Oakland Athletics on Saturday for $100,000. The 27-year-old right-hander missed the 2018 season because of an elbow injury during spring training that required Tommy John surgery. Cotton is 11-10 with a 4.95 ERA in 29 career games, all...

Athletics exercise $5.5 million contract option for Petit

Oct. 31, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Versatile Oakland reliever Yusmeiro Petit had his $5.5 million contract option for the 2020 season exercised by the Athletics on Thursday. The A's declined their half of a $5.75 million mutual option on left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman, who came to Oakland in a trade from Kansas City...

AP Sources: Dodgers bench coach Geren interviewed by Giants

Oct. 30, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is among those who have interviewed for the San Francisco Giants managerial position that was left vacant when Bruce Bochy retired following the season. Geren met with the team last week, and former Phillies manager Gape Kapler and Astros bench...

A's rookie catcher Sean Murphy undergoes knee surgery

Oct. 10, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics rookie catcher Sean Murphy has undergone surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of spring training in February. Murphy started behind the plate last week as Oakland lost the AL wild-card game to Tampa Bay. The team announced Thursday...