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Saturday
Nov292014

A's Trade Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Ca.) -- On Friday, the Oakland Athletics traded third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for third baseman Brett Lawrie.

Donaldson, 29, is considered one of the best players in baseball.  He had a WAR (Wins Above Replacement) rating second only to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout.

The A's also acquired right-hander Kendall Graveman, left-hander Sean Nolin and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto.

"We addressed a lot of areas we thought we needed filled from our organizational standpoint," said Billy Beane, general manager of the Athletics.

Lawrie, 24, is considered a promising talent, but has been unable to remain healthy. A player with plus power, average and on-base skills, Lawrie has played in only 345 games the last four seasons, with a high of 125 in 2012. 

Oakland appears to be in a rebuilding phase after going all-in last season by acquiring pitchers Jon Lester, Jeff Samardzjia and Jason Hammel.  The team fell flat in the playoffs losing in the Wild Card to the Kansas City Royals.

The A's have also acquired designated hitter Billy Butler and first baseman Ike Davis this offseason.


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Saturday
Jul192014

Donaldson Hits Three-Run Walk-Off HR to Power A's Past Orioles

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Josh Donaldson hit a three-run, walk-off home run to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

The walk-off was the 28-year-old Donaldson's fifth of his career.

"I enjoy those moments," Donaldson said. "It's one of those things where you've got to try to relish the opportunity, and anytime I can step up to the plate with an at-bat to help our team win the game or win the game right there, I feel better about it."

The Athletics (60-36) now lead the Angels by 1 1/2 games in the AL West.

Meanwhile, The Orioles (52-43) still have a four game lead over the Blue Jays and Yankees in the AL East.


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Thursday
Aug302012

Oakland A's Sweep Cleveland Indians With A 12-7 Victory

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Coco Crisp, Cliff Pennington, Josh Reddick and Josh Donaldson each homered for the Athletics as Oakland defeated the Cleveland Indians on Thursday 12-7 to sweep their four-game series.

A’s starter Jarrod Parker (9-7) went five innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits, while Indians starter Justin Masterson (10-12) lasted just four innings, giving up eight earned runs on eight hits.

The A’s are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League wild card standings.

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