Athletics Rumors: A’s Exploring Trade Options at SS

Now that Stephen Drew has signed with the Boston Red Sox, the Oakland Athletics are expected to explore trade options to fill their void at shortstop this winter, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Slusser notes that the Red Sox $9.5 million agreement with Drew was “quite a bit more” than the A’s offered the shortstop. Oakland acquired Drew last summer from the Arizona Diamondbacks and had expressed interest in re-signing him.

At this point there is not much in the way of free agent options remaining at shortstop, so Oakland is expected to attempt to acquire one via trade. There are several potential targets out there depending on what they’re looking for.

The Houston Astros are willing to listen on Jed Lowrie, though they will reportedly need to be overwhelmed to move him. Asdrubal Cabrera has been one of several Cleveland Indians players to see his name tossed around the rumor mill this winter. Another potential option could be Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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One Response to Athletics Rumors: A’s Exploring Trade Options at SS

  1. Doesn't Arizona have a surplus now after their trade for Didi Gregorius?

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