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Beane named Executive of the Year

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Beane named Executive of the Year

Programming note: MLB Executive of the Year Billy Beane will be a guest on Chronicle Live, tonight at 5 & 11 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

As vice president and general manager Billy Beane was presented with the Sporting News Executive of the Year Award Wednesday night at the leagues annual GM Meetings in Indian Wells, Calif.

It's the second time Beane has won the award. He also was named Executive of the Year in 1999.The 50-year-old Beane took home 31 votes to finish ahead of the Washington Nationals Mike Rizzo (13) and the Texas Rangers Jon Daniels (6). Sporting News has presented the award since 1936. Beane oversaw a major overhaul to the As roster last offseason, including the signing of highly sought after Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who's now a candidate for AL Rookie of the Year.RELATED: Cespedes Rookie of the Year finalist Melvin up for Manager of the Year
Despite trading away three All-Star pitchers in Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey, the A's remade roster stormed back after trailing Texas by five games with nine games remaining to win the AL West on the final day of the season.It was the first time in Major League history that a team has come back from a deficit of five or more games with fewer than 10 games remaining to win a division or pennant.Oakland A's media services contributed to this report

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

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A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.

Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.  

Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

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A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

In order to get their 40-man roster set for the Rule 5 Draft, the A's did a little roster reshuffling on Monday.

Among the casualties from the roster crunch was outfielder Jaycob Brugman, who played in 48 games for the A's in 2017.

Brugman and left-handed pitcher Sam Moll were designated for assignment in order to clear spots for the A's to add right-handed pitchers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino to the 40-man roster.

During his stint with the A's last season, Brugman hit .266/.346/.343 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Brugman participated in the recently-concluded Arizona Fall League, but didn't put up great numbers. He his just 1.82 in nine games.

The 23-year-old Fillmyer started 29 games for Double-A Midland and posted a 3.49 ERA in 149.2 innings. He was a fifth-round by the A's in 2014.

Trivino spent time with Midland and Triple-A Nashville during the 2017 season. In 48 relief appearances between the two levels, he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 65 batters in 68.1 innings.

Earlier on Monday, the A's acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros for right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey. Laureano was added to the 40-man roster and right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

The Rule 5 Draft will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.