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Andrew Brown was claimed off waivers by the Athletics on Friday.

Just another opening day hero forgotten. Andrew Brown went on to hit just .182 in 19 games at the major league level for the Mets in 2014. The 30-year-old isn't a great bet to earn an Opening Day roster spot next spring.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

31 Oct, 05:37 PMSource

Sources believe the Cubs will aggressively pursue Jon Lester and Max Scherzer this offseason.

The Cubs have been hard at work fashioning a contender from the bottom up. Their strategy has been to hoard as many elite offensive prospects as possible while signing veterans and castaways (a la Scott Feldman, Jason Hammel, Jake Arrieta) who they invariably flip at the deadline for more organizational depth. They have a gem in aforementioned Arrieta and rookie Kyle Hendricks looks like a viable big league starter, but, other than that, they have next to nothing. They're expected to pursue an ace this offseason, and Theo Epstein already has a strong relationship with Lester due to their Boston ties.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

28 Oct, 02:14 AMSource

Brandon Moss had right hip surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum. The team hopes he will be able to run in 12 weeks.

Moss finished this season hitting .234 with 70 runs, 25 home runs and 81 RBI over 147 games this season. As stated above it looks as if he will be ready to go for the start of spring training.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

23 Oct, 07:24 PMSource

Athletics C Stephen Vogt had surgery on his right foot Tuesday in Los Angeles. He said "Surgery went well, six to eight weeks I should be able to start activities."

That timetable would prohibit Vogt from taking part in baseball activity until the early part of December, so he should be ready to go next spring. The Oakland jack of all trades batted .279 with nine home runs this past season.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

14 Oct, 10:08 PMSource

Athletics assistant general manager David Forst said Friday the expectation is to have Stephen Vogt (foot) fully healthy by spring training in February.

Vogt is expected to have surgery on October 14 to repair a plantar plate tear in his foot. He was hoping to avoid the procedure but a second opinion pointed him towards it as well. The A's seem optimistic of a full recovery and Vogt should be ready to go by late-February of 2015.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

11 Oct, 09:42 PMSource

John Jaso (concussion) still hasn't been cleared by MLB for baseball activities.

Jaso had been out of action since August 24 before the A's were eliminated in the Wild Card game. The good news here is that he has an entire offseason to get healthy, but it is somewhat troubling that he hasn't seen marked improvement.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

9 Oct, 10:37 PM

Athletics announced Thursday they released DH Adam Dunn.

Dunn will likely find a role with an American league team looking for a power option off the bench or be used in a platoon situation where he bats strictly against right handed pitchers.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

9 Oct, 08:47 PM

Athletics have claimed RHP Jorge De Leon off waivers from the Astros. 

De Leon posted a 2.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 7.9 K/9 over 63 innings at Triple-A this past year, though his numbers didn't exactly translate to the major league level in his limited amount of work -- 5.19 over 17.1 innings. The A's will give him a look and see if there's something there to use in 2015.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

9 Oct, 03:37 PMSource

Stephen Vogt will undergo right foot surgery October 14.

With the 2014 season officially over for Oakland, Vogt will finally undergo surgery to repair a plantar plate tear in his foot. He finished the season with a slash of .279/.321/.431 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs. Vogt will be ready to go next spring.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

8 Oct, 05:12 PM

Athletics say Brandon Moss will have hip surgery October 21.

Moss' bad hip bothered him for the latter part of the season as evident by his .173 batting average after the All-Star break. Though he did break out and hit two home runs in a Wild Card Game loss, Moss has been dealing with uncomfortable pain for several months and will get it taken care of later this month. He should be ready for spring training barring any type of setback post-surgery.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

8 Oct, 05:12 PMSource

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