Done deal: Nationals get LHP Gonzalez from A’s

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“For us to compete, we’re going to have to have a new stadium,” Beane said. “I don’t think there was a move we could have made that would have put us in position to compete with Anaheim and Texas and what they have.”

Gonzalez has been the subject of trade talks all offseason, with many teams interested in adding a proven starter.

“He’s won a lot of games on a mediocre club,” Rizzo said about Gonzalez. “Sixteen wins on the Oakland A’s last year was quite a feat.”

Peacock and Milone made their major league debuts in September, Norris hit 20 homers at Double-A Harrisburg, and the 19-year-old Cole went 4-7 with a 4.04 ERA at Class-A Hagerstown.

“To acquire a player like (Gonzalez), you need to give up some painful players in return, and we’ve done just that, four players that are near and dear to our hearts because we drafted them,” Rizzo said.

NOTES: In other moves, the A’s designated C Landon Powell and OF Jai Miller for assignment.

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AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley and AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow in Oakland, Calif., and AP Sports Writer Mike Fitzpatrick in New York contributed to this report.

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