Jul 25, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jason Hammel (40) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland A's Getting Calls On Jason Hammel

Even after trading for Jon Lester this morning it seems as if the Oakland A’s are not done. But, this time they may be sellers rather than buyers.

The latest news is that the A’s are taking callings on the recently acquired Jason Hammel who was apart of the Jeff Samardzija deal. He has struggled with Oakland and has a 0-4 record with a paltry 9.53 ERA in four starts.

The deepest he’s gone is 5.2 innings. In fact, his best outing came against the San Francisco Giants where he allowed two earned runs in five innings of work. That was his first start with the A’s.

Most likely the A’s were not looking to deal Jason Hammel, but considering he’s been struggling perhaps this could be a possibility. However, Oakland is probably pretty happy about sitting back and looking for the best deal possible, so they would probably be just as happy with sitting back and seeing him pitch more next season.

On the flipside the A’s do have too many arms for the rotation now, though according to Susan Slusser Jesse Chavez might be the odd one out for now:

We’ll have about an hour to wait to see if things shake out or not, so sit tight and we’ll bring you the news as quickly as possible if anything happens!


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