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Crisp: 'No more blunders like that'

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Crisp: 'No more blunders like that'

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OAKLAND -- When playing a team with a 209,792,900 payroll you can't give away outs. The A's did just that, as the Yankees capitalized on a third-inning miscue en route to a 6-3 win at the Oakland Coliseum. The Bronx Bombers have now won 11 of their last 12 games in Oakland. The scoring started in the third inning with two outs, as Robinson Cano lined a ball into the right-center field gap. Coco Crisp was able to get to the ball, but as he reached out, it clanked off the side of his glove for an error. Instead of the third out in the inning. Curtis Granderson came around to score and the next batter, Mark Teixeira, hit a two-run homer making it 3-0 Yankees. "It was definitely an error," Crisp said. "It was a play that I feel like I should make now nine times out of ten. Before that, ten times out of ten, so from here on out no more blunders like that.""It's a tough play anytime you have a line drive coming right at you in the outfield," starting pitcher Tyson Ross said. "Unfortunately he didn't make the play. He tried his best at it, unfortunately it got by him."It is easy to point the finger at Crisp who made the error, but Tyson Ross gave up three homers in four and one third innings of work. After the Teixeira homer in the third, he gave up a solo shot to Cano, and a two run homer to Nick Swisher putting the A's behind 6-1. "It's a tough outing," Ross said. "They're a good hitting team and they showed it tonight. I felt like I was throwing the ball well early, and I left some pitches up and they kind of made me pay for it."The A's managed to put some runs on the board against Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova. In the fourth inning, Josh Reddick launched his 12th homer of the season. Reddick now ranks sixth in the American League in home runs. Kila Ka'aihue pulled a ball into the right field stands for his second of the season. The A's big inning could have come in the fifth though. With two runners on base, Kurt Suzuki launched a ball to the deepest part of the park in center field. Curtis Granderson tracked the ball and managed to rob Suzuki at the wall. What could have been an extra base hit, ended up being a sacrifice fly. Yankees captain Derek Jeter entered the game three hits shy of passing George Brett on the all-time hits list. He ended the game 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. According to David Feldman, our CSN A's historian, the A's have now played 144 games against Derek Jeter and Friday was the third time they have recorded three strikeouts against him. "When one guy has an off night, they certainly have the guys that can pick up the slack," Melvin said. With Friday's loss, the A's are on a season-high tying three-game losing streak, and have lost five of their last seven games. They will have to try and turn it around on Saturday against former Cy Yound-award winner, and Vallejo native C.C. Sabathia. The A's haven't beaten the Yankees since 2010 in the infamous Dallas Braden "Get off my mound" game.

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.