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A's closer Sean Doolittle welcomed Syrian refugees for an early Thanksgiving dinner

For a professional athlete, taking any sort of political stand — no matter how human and generous and reasonable and decent — can lead to all sorts of headaches. 455 more words


Athletics get Jed Lowrie back

On Wednesday Jed Lowrie was traded by the Houston Astros to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Oakland’s number 30 prospect Brendan McCurry. Jed returns to the Athletics after signing a 3 year deal with the Astros after the 2014 season. 134 more words

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Card of the Week: Bruce Maxwell 2014 Topps Pro Debut Magenta Printing Plate

Now that I just completed a stretch of working 16 days in a row, I can get back to some semblance of routine. This week’s Card of the Week is the 2014 Topps Pro Debut Printing Plate of Bruce Maxwell. 127 more words

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Astros trade Jed Lowrie back to A's

For the second time in his career, infielder Jed Lowrie has been traded from the Houston Astros to the Oakland Athletics, the teams have announced. Minor-league right-handed pitcher Brendan McCurry is Houston’s return. 335 more words


A's Acquire Jed Lowrie From Astros For Minor League Reliever

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Infielder Jed Lowrie is returning to Oakland after a one-year stay in Houston.

The Athletics acquired Lowrie from the Astros on Wednesday for minor league right-hander Brendan McCurry less than a year after Lowrie left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston. 467 more words


Mike Gallego Hired By Angels Front Office

Mike Gallego, former A’s third base coach, who was fired last season has been hired by the Angels front office. He was fired in his 7th season with Oakland with 6 weeks left to go in the 2015 season. 18 more words


Jed Lowrie To Go Back To Oakland A's

The Oakland Athletics reacquired Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros, the club announced Wednesday morning. Lowrie was traded for minor league right-handed pitcher, Brendan McCurry. 69 more words