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The A’s traded left-handed pitcher and huge Deez Nuts fan to the Astros on Thursday, just in time for him to potentially pitch against his former team.
The A’s begin a three-game series in Houston on Friday.
In return, Oakland receives 25-year-old minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert, who has batted .285 with 31 home runs and 237 RBI four minor league seasons.
Blackley was a solid 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA last season as a starter and long reliever for the A’s but had a horrendous spring, going 1-1 with a 14.21 ERA in seven games.
Blackley was designated for assignment last week. He spent last Saturday watching the A’s-Giants exhibition game from the Coliseum stands. It’s was a fairly interesting thing to do, but it sort of reminds us of a kid sitting on the side of a playground desperately hoping the cool kids will ask him to play.
It’s still not clear whether Blackley will be on Houston’s active roster this weekend, but he probably has a good chance given that we’re almost certain hal...
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The Oakland Athletics have traded lefty Travis Blackley to the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert.
The A's announced the deal Thursday before heading to Houston to begin a three-game series with the Astros. Blackley is expected to be on the Astros' roster for the series beginning Friday.
Blackley went 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 games for Oakland last...
Travis Blackley was a key part late in the season for the Oakland A’s helping the team win the AL West. His reward was failing to make the squad out of spring training.
On Thursday the A’s traded the 30-year-old Australian born pitcher to the Houston Astros for light hitting outfielder Jake Goebbert. Brian McTaggart of MLB.com says Blackley is expected to join the active roster...
After a little investigative work we found out that Josh Reddick plays right field for the Oakland A’s. We also found out that he has a phenomenal beard. We also uncovered that he won’t be shaving the beard anytime soon. He means it, we think.
To everybody telling me to shave or those who will tell me to shave. NO
— josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) April 3, 2013
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