The Oakland Athletics managed to drag themselves out of last place for the first time in weeks, but Friday’s loss to the Royals has them behind the rest of the division yet again. Here are this week’s highlights:
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Rumors, Transactions and Trades:
The Athletics have been linked to rumors about free agent reliever Phil Coke. The veteran bullpen arm was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays, and is seeking a major league opportunity elsewhere.
However, Ken Rosenthal reports that the A’s aren’t quite ready to call themselves sellers, according to MLBTradeRumors.
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Around the Minors
On Friday, the Nashville Sounds had their first walk-off win. It came in unusual fashion – Craig Gentry scored on a wild pitch, but the throw from the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ catcher to the pitcher covering the plate bounced off of Gentry and rolled into the dugout, allowing Joey Wendle to score from third.
First baseman Matt Olson and third baseman Renato Nunez will represent the A’s in the Futures Game, which takes place before the All-Star game in Cincinnati. Olson is the team’s top prospect, and Nunez is ranked fourth in the organization. Both have spent the season with Double-A Midland.
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