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Athletics trade rumors: Jeff Samardzija may be dealt soon, Beane targeting young shortstops including Marcus Semien

Marcus Semien, scoring on a Jose Abreu home run.
Marcus Semien, scoring on a Jose Abreu home run.
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane expects the club "to make at least one more move in [the] next day or two," tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, reporting from the 2014 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego.

One of those shortstop targets appears to be Marcus Semien of the Chicago White Sox, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, also in San Diego.

That's shortstop Tim Anderson and right-handed pitcher Francellis Montas, the #2 and #5 prospects in the 2015 Baseball America prospect list, respectively.

That Beane is targeting "shortstops," plural, indicates there may be some bidding going on for Samardzija's services.

Billy Beane dispelled this morning's rumor that they were interesting in Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang: