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The A’s and Indians had yet to agree on which players would be included in a potential Brandon Moss trade as of Friday morning, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The teams have been in deep talks for at least a couple days now about a trade that would send the Oakland slugger to Cleveland. The A’s are in need of a major league-ready shortstop but are also looking to acquire prospects in general to help upgrade their farm system. Shortstops Erik Gonzalez and Jose Ramirez are among the players who seem potential targets for the A’s. Second baseman Joe Wendle also has been reported as a player to catch their attention.
Among the Cleveland pitchers who might make sense for the A’s are right-hander Cody Anderson, 24, and left-hander T.J. House, 25. Both are relatively young and would bring several years of team control.
It’s unknown if Oakland might still be engaging other teams in discussions about Moss, who hit .234 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI last season.