Beane: “Not currently” involved in more trade talks
After striking a deal with the Angels on Tuesday night for Alberto Callaspo, A’s general manager Billy Beane said he is “not currently” engaged in other trade talks, meaning Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline could pass without any further movement in Oakland.
“Sometimes things happen quickly,” Beane said, “but I would say probably not. You never know. You get calls sometimes early in the morning on the last day, but at this point I don’t see anything right now.”
In recent days, the A’s were looking for pitching help, and it was right-hander Jake Peavy’s name that was mentioned most in rumor circles. Peavy officially became a member of the Red Sox on Tuesday night, and while Beane wouldn’t comment specifically on him, he did say he’s happy with his current in-house options.
That includes rehabbing lefty Brett Anderson, anticipated to rejoin the A’s in mid-August, and top prospect Sonny Gray.
“Brett’s doing well, and we anticipate his arrival soon,” Beane said. “At some point, we have to recognize the way Sonny Gray’s pitching. He becomes an option for us somewhere. We always had that in the back of our mind, too, that we always had some in-house options that were quickly going to be able to contribute.”