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11/23/2014 | A's acquire first baseman Davis from Pirates

The A's have acquired first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot No. 86 from the Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot No. 27.


11/22/2014 | Switch-pitcher Venditte inks Minor League deal

The ambidextrous Pat Venditte will take his switch-pitching talents to Oakland on a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training, according to a recent tweet from his agent, Marc Kligman.


11/20/2014 | Athletics add infielder Nunez to 40-man roster

The A's have added infielder Renato Nunez to their 40-man roster, giving the California League All-Star protection in next month's Rule 5 Draft.


11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.


11/19/2014 | A's remaining offseason agenda a balancing act

Despite Billy Beane's early splash in free agency with Wednesday's three-year signing of designated hitter Billy Butler, the A's general manger's ensuing offseason plans appear a bit clouded.


11/18/2014 | A's agree to contract with free-agent DH Butler

The A's and free-agent designated Billy Butler agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract on Tuesday, according to an MLB.com source, pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the deal.


11/17/2014 | A's claim Hassan off waivers from Red Sox

The A's claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Red Sox on Monday, adding roster depth amid an otherwise quiet start to their offseason.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/13/2014 | Donaldson garners second top-10 MVP finish

Josh Donaldson once again ranked in the Top 10 in voting for the American League MVP Award. The A's third baseman placed eighth overall on the 2014 ballot, as announced Thursday, after finishing fourth last year.


11/13/2014 | Dark, star shortstop and two-time Series manager, dies at 92

Alvin Dark, a Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star shortstop who managed the Giants and A's to the World Series, died Thursday. He was 92.


11/12/2014 | MLB and MLBPA finalize list of Super Two qualifiers

Only the top 22 percent of players between two and three years of service time qualify for arbitration, provided they had at least 86 days of service time this season. This year's list is headlined by Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, Astros slugger Chris Carter, A's third baseman Josh Donaldson and Yankees pitcher David Phelps.


11/12/2014 | Former A's first baseman Moore passes away at 57

Former A's first baseman Kelvin Moore passed away from cardiac arrest Sunday in his Covington, Ga., home at the age of 57. Moore had been suffering from multiple illnesses, including diabetes, over the past several years, the A's said in a release.


11/12/2014 | Prospect values rise thanks to AFL play

Every fall, Minor Leaguers raise their stock with their performances in the Arizona Fall League. The caveats that are typically thrown out when discussing such matters: it's a small sample size and the AFL is always very hitter-friendly. But it's also true that every year, expectations around some prospects are heightened based on what they did during six weeks in the desert.


11/10/2014 | Free-agent shortstops Drew, Cabrera on A's radar

As the annual GM Meetings broke out in Arizona on Monday morning, rumors came fast and furious. Among them was word that the A's are among several teams checking in on free-agent shortstops Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera.


11/7/2014 | Watch top shortstop prospects on AFL stage

Oakland's No. 1 prospect, Daniel Robertson, has continued his breakout season in the Arizona Fall League. On Saturday, he and the Mesa Solar Sox square off with the Surprise Saguaros, who also feature a star shortstop -- Padres prospect Trea Turner. Watch the game live at 8:08 p.m. ET/6:08 MT on MLB.com and MLB Network.


11/6/2014 | Inbox: What are the A's plans at shortstop in '15?

When can Daniel Robertson be expected to factor in the big league equation? Are the A's likely to explore the trade market for a shortstop? Beat reporter Jane Lee addresses those topics and more in the latest Inbox.


11/4/2014 | A's executive Zaidi to be named GM

The Dodgers will name Farhan Zaidi their new general manager later this week, according to a baseball source. The hiring will come just in time, as the General Managers meetings will be held next week in Phoenix.


11/4/2014 | Former big league lefty Halsey dies at 33

Former Major League left-hander Brad Halsey died on Tuesday at the age of 33, according to a tweet by Halsey's agency, O'Connell Sports.


11/4/2014 | A's claim reliever Thompson from White Sox

The A's added to their relief depth Tuesday by claiming right-hander Taylor Thompson off waivers from the White Sox. They also outrighted catcher Bryan Anderson to Triple-A and reinstated rehabbing players Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin and Kyle Blanks from the 60-day disabled list.


11/4/2014 | Kershaw finalist for NL MVP, Cy Young Award

The Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed their top three finalists in the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player on Tuesday night on MLB Network.


11/3/2014 | Athletics decline to extend qualifying offer to Lowrie

Even though they're without a big league shortstop for 2015, the A's did not extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to free agent Jed Lowrie. Subsequently, they won't receive Draft compensation should the infielder sign elsewhere.