Editor's note: The above video is from Billy Beane's media availability on Oct. 5.
The A’s officially announced the signing of left-hander Rich Hill on Friday.
To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, they designated pitcher A.J. Griffin for assignment.
The A’s dropped reliever Fernando Abad and outfielder Craig Gentry from their 40-man roster Friday, on a day major league teams faced a deadline to protect some of their better prospects.
The jolt hit him heavy last November, and it took Josh Donaldson a couple weeks to grasp the reality that the A’s had actually traded him.