San Diego's been busy, too. At about the same time they wrapped up the deal with the A's, the Padres finalized a trade to acquire outfielder
Norris, a 25-year-old All-Star, batted .270 with 10 home runs and 55 RBIs in 127 games for the A's, who lost 9-8 in the wild-card game at Kansas City. Oakland had depth at catcher, with capable backstops
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The New York Daily News first reported Norris was headed to the Padres.
Alvarez, 23, was 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 10 appearances for the Padres last season.
Earlier Thursday, the A's acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the
The 25-year-old Hahn went 7-4 with a 3.07 ERA in 14 outings and 12 starts over 73 1/3 innings while spending the final four months in the big leagues.
Hahn, who's 6-foot-5 and made his major league debut on June 3, could fit into an Oakland rotation that lost both Jon Lester and
Of Oakland's seven All-Stars last season, only two are left — reliever
Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.
Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Thursday and could earn up to $10 million in performance bonuses based on starts and innings. The deal includes a 2017 option with a $1 million buyout.
The 29-year-old went 14-12 with a 3.11 ERA in 2013, his only full season as a starter, and went 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in his last five starts. Medlen, who hurt his elbow in