Athletics In On Uehara, Mike Gonzalez, Manny

The Athletics are continuing to talk to the Rangers about reliever Koji Uehara, and they are also in talks with free agent lefty Mike Gonzalez, tweeted ESPN's Buster Olney this morning.  Though Olney's tweet came prior to the Yoenis Cespedes bombshell, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports later tweeted that the A's still seek a reliever and Gonzalez is a possibility.  And according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's are still likely to sign designated hitter Manny Ramirez, although they're out on Cuban free agent Jorge Soler in the wake of the Cespedes signing.

The A's and Rangers have spoken about a few relievers this offseason, most notably Andrew Bailey before he was traded to the Red Sox. Uehara recently invoked his no-trade clause to block a deal to the Blue Jays, and is said to prefer a return to the Orioles. Texas is reportedly looking to move the righty to free up room for Gonzalez, who finished last season with them.  MLBTR's Tim Dierkes took a look at some other potential suitors for Gonzalez this morning.

Tim Dierkes contributed to this post.


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8 Comments on "Athletics In On Uehara, Mike Gonzalez, Manny"


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Lastings
3 years 4 months ago

Perhaps Rickey Henderson is next?

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Snoochies8
3 years 4 months ago

Alright, since i slept in too late to comment on the cespedes thread: woohoo!! weird signing, but awesome!! 

as i’ve said before, he could turn into wily mo pena or vlad (obviously i hope he turns into vlad).

this is freaking amazing, my first reaction….what?

ok ok that said: get uehara or gonzalez! fill the bullpen so ross and godfrey are semi-forced to go to the rotation, and keep parker and peacock in AAA to develop some more, please and thanks

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$3513744
3 years 4 months ago

I would probably be excited too, and then I remember that they’ll be competing for 4th place in the AL West.

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3 years 4 months ago

Maybe this year but not in 2 years when the Rangers lose Cruz, Young and potentially more. Plus, Wilson and Pujols will make the Angels regret those deals soon enough. Wilson is Lackey 2.0.

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jpshark
3 years 4 months ago

Dude your sad! Get over whatever little girl grudge it is you have against the A’s/Beane/A’s fans/whatever….embrace the A’s, it feels oh so good my friend.

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$3513744
3 years 4 months ago

When they put together a team worth watching, let me know.

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3 years 4 months ago

I don’t get the A’s at all. 

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formerdraftpick
3 years 4 months ago

It wasn’t originally a joke, but I was using Swype on my cellphone and it autocorrected his name to that.  Bad Android.