Athletics Looking To Move Brian Fuentes

The Athletics are looking to move left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes, reports Jon Heyman of Oakland may have a larger sale in the coming weeks, but right now they're hanging in the race at 37-39.

Fuentes, 36, has pitched to a 6.85 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 23 2/3 innings. Left-handed batters have been tagging him for a .265/.333/.471 batting line and he lost the team's closer role in short order. Fuentes is owed $5MM this season with a $500K buyout of next year's $6.5MM club option for next season.

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  1. Philly (if they think they have a chance)
    Red Sox

  2. MB923 3 years ago

    Id say he goes to the Mets.

  3. RepOak 3 years ago

    Finally! Someone please take him

  4. melonis_rex 3 years ago

    DFA. Now. Please.

    Blevins and Doolittle can handle the tough LHB just fine.

  5. jwsox 3 years ago

    Haha good luck with that. He is worse than will ohman who was just released why would anyone take a chance on Brian?

  6. There’s more of a chance that Fuentes is moved in a package deal with Balfour… and throw in Kurt Suzuki possibly to the Mets for some decent prospects..

    • letsgogiants 3 years ago

      I don’t think Suzuki would be a good fit for the Mets. They already have Josh Thole, in which Suzuki is owed much more than him while not being much of an upgrade at all. I see the Rays as being a better fit for Suzuki and could even see Fuentes being packaged up with him in a trade.

  7. OaklandFan22 3 years ago

    Nobody wants him

  8. Pirates and Mets? I’m not surprised they seem to get the enjoyment of taking on players who had already long reached their prime but still was “once a good pitcher”. Money ball rarely works fellas.

  9. Iconoclast17 3 years ago

    So, the A’s are going to waive the gas can? His ERA is near 7 and Fuentes is owed almost $3 million. All Bean wants now is somebody to take on the salary.

  10. letsgogiants 3 years ago

    The A’s wouldn’t even touch his contract with a 39 and a half foot pole

  11. I would take a risk on him in NY if the A’s were to maybe buy out half the contract for a decent prospect otherwise you can keep him.But we all know Beane won’t do that

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