Athletics Looking To Move Brian Fuentes

The Athletics are looking to move left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. 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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24 Comments on "Athletics Looking To Move Brian Fuentes"


3 years 2 months ago

Philly (if they think they have a chance)
MetsPirates
Angels
Red Sox

Devern Hansack
3 years 2 months ago

“No.” – Red Sox fans

3 years 1 month ago

“Give him to the Mets.” – Phillies fans

3 years 1 month ago

“you could have him” -Mets fans to Phillies fans

3 years 1 month ago

“Consider him a gift from all of us to you,” – Phillies and Mets fans to Nats fans.

HerbertAnchovy
3 years 2 months ago

 MetsPirates? Wow, I didn’t even realize they had merged. Is the Pirates future that bleak?

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 2 months ago

Or is it the Mets future that bleak?

HerbertAnchovy
3 years 1 month ago

 Well played, Mauer.

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

Sox bullpen has been much better. I don’t see that happening.

3 years 2 months ago

obviosuly mikeclyne has forgotton that the angels DUMPED fuentes!

3 years 2 months ago

Mikeclyne, have you forgotten that the Angels DUMPED Fuentes

Robb Logan
3 years 2 months ago

The Angels would never bring his failure act back to Anaheim.

3 years 2 months ago

The angels would rather make a deal with OAK where Fuentes pitches every game the A’s play the Angels, but in no games they play against the Rangers.

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

Id say he goes to the Mets.

RepOak
3 years 2 months ago

Finally! Someone please take him

melonis_rex
3 years 2 months ago

DFA. Now. Please.

Blevins and Doolittle can handle the tough LHB just fine.

jwsox
3 years 2 months ago

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

3 years 2 months ago

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 1 month 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.

OaklandFan22
3 years 1 month ago

Nobody wants him

3 years 1 month ago

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.

Iconoclast17
3 years 1 month 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.

letsgogiants
3 years 1 month ago

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

3 years 1 month ago

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