A's trade Sam Moll, Jace Peterson away from Oakland, get a minimal return

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The Oakland Athletics completed two trades on Monday, July 31, leading up to the 2023 MLB trade deadline on the first day of August.

The A's parted ways with relief pitcher Sam Moll and with utility infielder Jace Peterson, the franchise announced on their official platforms.

In the post written by A's beat reporter Martin Gallegos, the journalist revealed the return fetched by Oakland in both of those trades.

In exchange for Sam Moll, the A's have acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Boyle, who was ranked as the 28th-best prospect in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

As for the return obtained in the Jace Peterson trade, the A's got the Arizona Diamondbacks to send them right-handed pitcher Chad Patrick, who didn't even feature in the most-talented-prospect lists of his now-former franchise.

The A's were always going to trade some veterans ahead of the deadline in what already is a lost season and a rebuilding process that is expected to take years to be completed--if ever.

Oakland will wave goodbye to the A's in a couple of years before they complete their move to Las Vegas, so the plan for the front office of the ballclub right now should be to focus on building a young core that could flourish once the team moves to the greener pastures of Nevada and bids a farewell to the East Bay once and for all.

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