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Report: Athletics discussing a contract extension with Rich Hill

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OAKLAND, CA - JULY 17: Rich Hill #18 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on July 17, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that, while the Athletics are taking calls from interested teams on starter Rich Hill, they’re also discussing a contract extension with the lefty.

Hill, 36, has put together a stellar season with the Athletics. He owns a 2.25 ERA with a 90/28 K/BB ratio in 76 innings. Hill battled injuries and ineffectiveness from 2008-13 but returned and made four solid starts for the Red Sox last September, which allowed him to procure a one-year, $6 million contract last November.

The Athletics are 47-58, tied with the Angels for last place in the AL West. The club has drawn trade interest in Hill as well as starter Sonny Gray and outfielder Josh Reddick.

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