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2012 Oakland Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

94-68, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Melvin (94-68)
GM: Billy Beane, Farm Dir: Keith Lieppman, Scouting Dir: Eric Kubota
Scored 713 runs, Allowed 614 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-70

Ballparks: O.co Coliseum · Attendance: 1,679,013 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 96

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 15, 2011

Released Jon Meloan.

October 25, 2011

Released Michael Wuertz.

Selected Cedric Hunter off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

Selected Evan Scribner off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 30, 2011

Coco Crisp granted Free Agency.

David DeJesus granted Free Agency.

Rich Harden granted Free Agency.

Hideki Matsui granted Free Agency.

Josh Willingham granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Jason Bergmann granted Free Agency.

Fernando Cabrera granted Free Agency.

Vinnie Chulk granted Free Agency.

Lenny DiNardo granted Free Agency.

Brad Kilby granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2011

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

Sold Trystan Magnuson to the Toronto Blue Jays.

November 9, 2011

Signed Jeff Fiorentino as a free agent.

November 11, 2011

Signed Jim Miller as a free agent.

November 18, 2011

Signed Jason Pridie as a free agent.

December 1, 2011

Signed Brandon Moss as a free agent.

December 9, 2011

Signed Erick Threets as a free agent.

Traded Craig Breslow, Trevor Cahill and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Ryan Cook, Collin Cowgill and Jarrod Parker.

December 23, 2011

Traded Robert Gilliam (minors) and Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals. Received A.J. Cole (minors), Tommy Milone, Derek Norris and Brad Peacock.

December 28, 2011

Traded Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney to the Boston Red Sox. Received Raul Alcantara (minors), Miles Head (minors) and Josh Reddick.

January 3, 2012

Sold Jai Miller to the Baltimore Orioles.

January 4, 2012

Signed Fabio Castro as a free agent.

Signed Travis Schlichting as a free agent.

Signed Merkin Valdez as a free agent.

January 5, 2012

Signed Coco Crisp as a free agent.

January 16, 2012

Traded Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman to the Colorado Rockies. Received Seth Smith.

January 24, 2012

Signed Bartolo Colon as a free agent.

January 26, 2012

Signed Jonny Gomes as a free agent.

February 6, 2012

Adrian Cardenas selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

February 13, 2012

Signed Yoenis Cespedes as an amateur free agent.

February 20, 2012

Signed Manny Ramirez as a free agent.

March 9, 2012

Released Landon Powell.

March 13, 2012

Selected Brandon Hicks off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

March 30, 2012

Released Edgar Gonzalez.

April 4, 2012 (Standings)

Sent Cedric Hunter to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

April 19, 2012 (Standings)

Brandon Allen selected by the Tampa Bay Rays off waivers.

April 20, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Rich Thompson off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

April 22, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Luke Hughes off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

April 30, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Brandon Inge as a free agent.

May 15, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Travis Blackley off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

May 28, 2012 (Standings)

Neil Wagner selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

June 2, 2012 (Standings)

Released Jeff Fiorentino.

June 4, 2012 (Standings)

Jason Pridie granted Free Agency.

June 9, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Danny Farquhar off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 15, 2012 (Standings)

Released Manny Ramirez.

June 26, 2012 (Standings)

Danny Farquhar selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

July 11, 2012 (Standings)

Released Brian Fuentes.

July 13, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Chris Ray as a free agent.

July 14, 2012 (Standings)

Released Erick Threets.

July 17, 2012 (Standings)

Released Luke Hughes.

July 26, 2012 (Standings)

Released Chris Ray.

July 28, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Fautino De Los Santos to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received George Kottaras.

August 3, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Pat Neshek from the Baltimore Orioles.

Traded Kurt Suzuki and cash to the Washington Nationals. Received David Freitas (minors).

August 15, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jeremy Accardo as a free agent.

August 20, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Sean Jamieson (minors) to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Stephen Drew.

August 21, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jason Jaramillo as a free agent.

August 24, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Jesse Chavez from the Toronto Blue Jays.

August 27, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Anthony Recker to the Chicago Cubs. Received Blake Lalli.

October 18, 2012

Jeremy Accardo granted Free Agency.

October 20, 2012

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Yordy Cabrera (minors) to the Miami Marlins and Cliff Pennington to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Chris Young and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition, the Miami Marlins sent Heath Bell and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

October 27, 2012

Signed Garrett Olson as a free agent.

October 29, 2012

Signed Mike Ekstrom as a free agent.

Bartolo Colon granted Free Agency.

Jonny Gomes granted Free Agency.

Brandon Inge granted Free Agency.

Brandon McCarthy granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2012

Dallas Braden granted Free Agency.

Joey Devine granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2012

Signed Bartolo Colon as a free agent.

Fabio Castro granted Free Agency.

Stephen Drew granted Free Agency.

Jason Jaramillo granted Free Agency.

Kila Ka'aihue granted Free Agency.

Blake Lalli granted Free Agency.

Rich Thompson granted Free Agency.

Merkin Valdez granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2012

Signed Luke Montz as a free agent.

November 15, 2012

Signed Justin Thomas as a free agent.

November 16, 2012

Traded A.J. Kirby-Jones (minors) and Tyson Ross to the San Diego Padres. Received Andy Parrino and Andrew Werner.

November 26, 2012

Sold Brandon Hicks to the New York Mets.

November 28, 2012

Traded a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox. Received Sandy Rosario. The Oakland Athletics sent Graham Godfrey (December 7, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

November 29, 2012

Signed Scott Moore as a free agent.

November 30, 2012

Traded Zack Thornton (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Chris Resop.

Jim Miller selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

December 10, 2012

Sandy Rosario selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

December 18, 2012

Traded Collin Cowgill to the New York Mets. Received Jefry Marte (minors).

December 22, 2012

Signed Brian Gordon as a free agent.

January 16, 2013

As part of a 3-team trade, traded a player to be named later, A.J. Cole (minors) and Blake Treinen to the Washington Nationals. Received John Jaso from the Seattle Mariners. In addition, the Washington Nationals sent Mike Morse to the Seattle Mariners. The Oakland Athletics sent Ian Krol (March 20, 2013) to the Washington Nationals to complete the trade.

January 25, 2013

Signed Pedro Viola as a free agent.

George Kottaras selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

January 28, 2013

Signed Carlos Fisher as a free agent.

February 4, 2013

Traded Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and Max Stassi to the Houston Astros. Received Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez.

February 12, 2013

Signed Hideki Okajima as a free agent.

March 16, 2013

Released Garrett Olson.

March 23, 2013

Selected Nate Freiman off waivers from the Houston Astros.

March 27, 2013

Selected Dan Otero off waivers from the New York Yankees.

March 29, 2013

Selected Josh Stinson off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

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