Oakland Athletics Roundup: A Quiet Thanksgiving After Jed Lowrie Trade


Oakland Athletics Roundup: Friday, November 27
A’s Release A.J. Griffin; Trade for Jed Lowrie

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, Oakland Athletics fans!

On Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics traded pitching prospect Brendan McCurry to the Houston Astros in exchange for former Athletics’ infielder Jed Lowrie. To clear room on the roster, the A’s also designed reliever Daniel Coulombe for assignment.

In an unrelated move, the Athletics announced that former starter A.J. Griffin has been granted his release. Griffin hadn’t pitched for the A’s since 2013, when he went 14-10 over 200 innings with a 3.83 ERA. Since then, he’s spent time both on the disabled listed and in Triple-A as he rehabbed. While Griffin has certainly shown talent on the mound, he just hasn’t stayed healthy enough to be of any use to the major league club.

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On a different note, the Lowrie trade signals that the Athletics are readying themselves to make a corresponding move to get rid of their excess infielders. Brett Lawrie and Danny Valencia are both potential trade candidates, so stay tuned for more moves ahead.

In Case You Missed It:

Oakland Athletics Thanksgiving: A Time to Be Thankful – In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, writer Steven Luke talks about the things we can be thankful for about the Athletics, even after a season in which they struggled to win games.

Could Liam Hendriks Be the New Setup Man? – Could Liam Hendriks be the A’s new setup man in 2016? In this week’s featured question, the Swingin’ A’s staff analyzes what the options are for the Athletics’ bullpen next season.

Off-season Acquisitions: The Moves That Made the 2012-2014 Teams – Rich Paloma analyzes the off-season trades, signings and waiver claims that made the A’s contenders from 2012-2014. Can they be repeated?

A’s Re-Acquire Jed Lowrie – Casey Witt recaps the A’s deal with the Houston Astros, in which shortstop Jed Lowrie headed back to Oakland in exchange for reliever Brendan McCurry.


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