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Elephant Rumblings: Winter Meetings begin Sunday; A’s targeting infielder, relievers

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MLB: Winter Meetings Daniel Clark-USA TODAY Sports

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  • 1988 — The A’s sign free agent pitcher Mike Moore from the Mariners. Seattle receives the A’s first round pick in the 1989 amateur draft as compensation‚ and will use it to select P Scott Burrell.
  • 2010 — Hisashi Iwakuma announces he is closing negotiations with the Oakland Athletics and will remain with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2011. Selected under the posting system, Iwakuma was offered a four-year, $15 million deal, which he felt was below his value.

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