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D’Backs, A’s could not agree on a Yoenis Cespedes deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In recent days, the Oakland Athletics have been involved in many deals, which they hope will improve their team for next year. They could have pulled off another deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

However, the deal was pulled off after the two sides could not settle on all the parties involved in the trade. The trade would have sent Yoenis Céspedes to the D’Backs, which would have been his second team in the majors.

Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning against Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer during Game One of the American League Division Series
Yoenis Cespedes hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning against Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer during Game One of the American League Division Series (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Athletics were expected to receive pitcher Tyler Skaggs and outfielder A.J. Pollack and other prospects. The other prospects are unclear.

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With Céspedes no longer the power bat they seek, the team will go elsewhere to get a power bat. Céspedes signed with the Athletics two years ago after coming to Major League Baseball from Cuba.

Last season, he had a .240 batting average with a career-high 26 home runs and 80 RBIs in 135 games.

In the past two seasons with the Athletics, Céspedes has a .265 career batting average with 49 home runs. He also has 162 RBIs in 264 games.

He also has 46 doubles on 269 hits. He also scored 144 runs.

This past season, Skaggs was 2-3 with a 5.12 ERA in seven starts. He allowed 23 runs (22 earned runs) in 38 2/3 innings.

Pollock had a breakthrough season, as he appeared in 137 games. As a rookie in 2012, he appeared in 31 games.

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He had a .269 batting average with eight home runs and 38 RBIs in the aforementioned 137 games. He also had 119 hits, including 28 doubles, and scored 64 runs.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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