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A's trade Hicks to Mets for cash considerations

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A's trade Hicks to Mets for cash considerations

OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics sent shortstop Brandon Hicks to the New York Mets for cash considerations, the team announced Monday. Hicks, 27, was designated for assignment on November 20, to make room on the 40-man roster for certain players the team wanted to protect in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Hicks batted .172 with three homers in 22 games with the A's, and belted 18 homers and 61 RBIs with the River Cats. The A's don't have a starting shortstop at the moment, but Hicks wasn't going to be the solution to that issue. He did provide some pop off the bench, though. Of his 11 hits for Oakland last season, eight were for extra bases. Many fans will remember Hicks for his July 18, walk-off home run to defeat the Texas Rangers. It was his first Major League home run and he was rewarded for his efforts with a post game pie on the field and in the clubhouse while speaking with the media. It was the A's ninth walk-off win. Hicks was claimed off waivers by Oakland from Atlanta on March 13. In 55 career games he is a .155 hitter.

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.