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MLB Trade Rumors:
The Indians have signed Andy LaRoche to a minor league contract, the team announced (via Twitter). The deal includes an invitation to big league camp.
Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported over the weekend that the Indians were in talks with both LaRoche and Mike Cameron. While the Tribe missed out on Cameron, who agreed to sign a contract with the Nationals, they'll bring LaRoche into the fold to provide depth and injury insurance. GM Chris Antonetti said LaRoche will compete for a spot on the Major League roster, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian (Twitter link).
LaRoche, 28, has posted a career slash line of just .226/.305/.337 in parts of five Major League seasons, including a .654 OPS in 104 plate appearances for Oakland in 2011. However, he was long considered a top prospect, having ranked among Baseball America's top 20 prior to both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
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The Red Sox and the Washington Nationals appeared to be the final teams in the running to acquire Oakland left-hander Gio Gonzalez. In the end, it appears that Washington simply had more to offer. ESPN's Keith Law is reporting that Gonzalez is going to be shipped to D.C. in exchange for a package of four prospects. Brad Peacock, Derek Norris, A.J. Cole and Tom Milone will be...
Just in time for Christmas, Billy Beane found a team that would meet his price for left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
ESPN.com's Keith Law reported via Twitter that the Washington Nationals have acquired Gonzalez from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for four top prospects.
On their way to a future in green and gold are pitchers A.J. Cole, Brad Peacock and Tom Milone, along with catcher...
Trying to acquire A's left-hander Gio Gonzalez is the Nationals' top priority, according to a baseball source. The clubs are trying to work out a deal that would send four players to Oakland, and it is believed that Gonzalez will be traded soon.
Oakland Athletics' Gio Gonzalez (R) makes faces with teammate David DeJesus (L) before their MLB American League baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Oakland, California, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Nationals trade four (Brad Peacock, Tommy Milone, A.J. Cole and Derek Norris) for Gio Gonzalez.
Nationals and A's fans are enjoying some holiday Hot Stove excitement after Oakland sent lefty Gio Gonzalez to Washington for four prospects. It's a deal that appears to be win-win for both clubs.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Gio Gonzalez on Thursday said the Washington Nationals have agreed to acquire him in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, pending a physical and the deal being finalized.
“It’s 99 percent done,” Gonzalez said in a phone interview. “It’s pending a physical and I...
In a deal expected to be official sometime over the next 48 hours, the Oakland A's are continuing the dismantling of their major league roster, trading All-Star left-hander Gio Gonzalez and minor-leaguer Rob Gilliam for four Washington Nationals' prospects. We take a look at the deal inside...
According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris.
Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list.
Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins...
Oakland Athletics left-hander Gio Gonzalez, highly coveted by a number of teams, was dealt to the Washington Nationals Thursday for four prospects, a team source told ESPN Insider Keith Law.
The A's are moving closer to a Gio Gonzalez trade, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Twitter links). The bidding is down to two teams, one of which is the Nationals. The Marlins and Red Sox may also be involved, but the Rangers are not.