With Stephen Drew reportedly headed to the Red Sox, the A's could be turning to Japan to find their next shortstop.
Though the A's Community Fund, the team and its employees make appearances and help raise awareness for community-based initiatives. On Friday, A's relievers made their next stop at the Oakland Zoo.
For the A's and their general manager Billy Beane, player flipping has become a bit of a sport. On Monday, Oakland's efforts to tweak their roster may have back fired slightly.
A player taken in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft must remain on the team's active roster the entire season, and the picks cost $50,000.