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Inge, Reddick Gold Glove finalists

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Inge, Reddick Gold Glove finalists

Major League Baseball and Rawlings have announced that A's players Josh Reddick (RF) and Brandon Inge (3B) are finalist for Gold Gloves.

Here is a complete list of all finalists in both leagues:
Pitchers, AL
Jeremy Hellickson, TB
Jake Peavy, CWS
C.J. Wilson, LAAPitchers, NL
PBronson Arroyo, CIN
Mark Buehrle, MIA
Clayton Kershaw, LAD
CATCHERS, AL
Alex Avila, DET
Russell Martin, NYY
A.J. Pierzynski, CWS
Matt Wieters, BAL
CATCHERS, NL
CYadier Molina, STL
Miguel Montero, ARI
Carlos Ruiz, PHIFIRST BASE, AL
Adrian Gonzalez, BOS
Eric Hosmer, KC
Mark Teixeira, NYYFIRST BASE, NL
Freddie Freeman, ATL
Adam LaRoche, WAS
Joey Votto, CIN
SECOND BASE, AL
Dustin Ackley, SEA
Robinson Cano, NYY
Dustin Pedroia, BOSSECOND BASE, NL
Darwin Barney, CHC
Aaron Hill, ARI
Brandon Phillips, CIN
THIRD BASE, AL
Adrian Beltre, TEX
Brandon Inge, OAK
Mike Moustakas, KC

THIRD BASE, NL
Chase Headley, SD
Aramis Ramirez, MIL
David Wright, NYM
SHORTSTOP, AL
Elvis Andrus, TEX
J.J. Hardy, BAL
Brendan Ryan, SEASHORTSTOP, NL
Zack Cozart, CIN
Ian Desmond, WAS
Jose Reyes, MIA
Jimmy Rollins, PHILEFT FIELD, AL
Alex Gordon, KC
Desmond Jennings, TB
David Murphy, TEX
LEFT FIELD, AL
Ryan Braun, MIL
Carlos Gonzalez, COL
Martin Prado, ATL
CENTER FIELD, AL
Austin Jackson, DET
Adam Jones, BAL
Mike Trout, LAA
CENTER FIELD, NL
Michael Bourn, ATL
Andrew McCutchen, PIT
Drew Stubbs, CIN

RIGHT FIELD, AL
Josh Reddick, OAK
Shin-Soo Choo, CLE
Jeff Francoeur, KC

RIGHT FIELD, NL
Jay Bruce, CIN
Andre Ethier, LAD
Jason Heyward, ATL

Instant Analysis: Casilla blows it in ninth, denies Melvin of 1,000th win

Instant Analysis: Casilla blows it in ninth, denies Melvin of 1,000th win

BOX SCORE

With two swings, the Blue Jays delivered an absolute gut-punch to the A’s on Wednesday night.

Justin Smoak hit a two-run game-tying homer off Santiago Casilla in the ninth. On the next pitch, Kendrys Morales swatted a walk-off shot to give Toronto a stunning 3-2 victory at the Rogers Center.

That once again denied A’s manager Bob Melvin his 1,000th career victory, which the A’s seemed poised to celebrate. Rookie Paul Blackburn also had a much-deserved victory snatched away from him after he threw seven scoreless innings.

Oakland has dropped three straight north of the border since giving Melvin career win No. 999. A lack of offense doomed them in the first two games of this four-game series, and they got precious little scoring Wedesnday. But Marcus Semien’s two-run homer in the fifth seemed to be all the offense they would need, and the A’s took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth.

Blake Treinen handled the eighth to get the ball to Casilla, who’s had a turbulent ride as the A’s closer after signing a two-year deal to return to Oakland in the offseason. Wednesday’s meltdown accounted for his sixth blown save. He entered the night tied for third for most blown saves in the American League.

The A’s are short on late-inning options after recently trading Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Washington Nationals.

Former A's starter designated for assignment by Cubs

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Former A's starter designated for assignment by Cubs

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have cut left-hander Brett Anderson.

The 29-year-old Anderson had been sidelined by a lower back strain. He was activated from the 60-day disabled list before Wednesday night’s game against the White Sox and then designated for assignment.

Anderson signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Cubs over the winter. He went 2-2 with an 8.18 ERA in six starts.

Anderson, who has been hampered by injuries throughout his career, is 40-45 with a 3.99 ERA in 133 games with the Athletics, Rockies, Dodgers and Cubs.