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MOAR MOVES: A's, Rangers, Rays, Reds in Mix on Trades

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Fresh, hot trade rumors, right now. Who needs the Winter Meetings?

Kitten Face comes to Oakland
Kitten Face comes to Oakland
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More Rosenthal:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: Gentry to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Athletics&amp;src=hash">#Athletics</a>, Choice to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rangers&amp;src=hash">#Rangers</a>. Other, less significant pieces involved. First reported by <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffPassan">@JeffPassan</a>.</p>&mdash; Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statuses/407942999818395648">December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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There is also this, which actually came out first this morning:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hearing Oakland is third team involved in Reds-Rays deal. This should be fun.</p>&mdash; Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) <a href="https://twitter.com/injuryexpert/statuses/407937056480849921">December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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As Rosenthal later said, this definitely puts the A's in win-now mode, having traded away any significant prospect whose name isn't Addison Russell or already in the majors. It is unclear how the A's would be involved in a trade that was originally Reds-Rays only and involved Ryan Hanigan.

Update: the A's have confirmed the trade

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Athletics&amp;src=hash">#Athletics</a> acquire OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom from <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rangers&amp;src=hash">#Rangers</a> for OF Michael Choice and minor league IF Chris Bostick</p>&mdash; Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/Athletics/statuses/407944907580399616">December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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