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The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement on a three-year contract to keep Bob Melvin as their permanent manager, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The New Yankees became the first major league team to hit three grand slams in one game, with Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson connecting Thursday against the Oakland Athletics.
As the night wore on, Rich Harden found himself reflecting on his old dominant days in Oakland.
A trade that had been in the works to send right-hander Rich Harden from the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox fell through late Saturday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.
After a deal with Oakland for Rich Harden fell through, the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox were still able to find a starting pitcher to bolster their rotation Sunday.
The Oakland Athletics were working Saturday night to finalize a trade that would send right-hander Rich Harden to the Boston Red Sox for Triple-A first baseman Lars Anderson and a player to be named, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.
The Oakland Athletics had the AL's best pitching last season. They also had one of the league's worst offenses. So both areas figured to even out this year, if only because there was almost no other way to go.
Rich Harden is rejoining his first major league team.
The Athletics were close to finalizing a trade with the Washington Nationals on Thursday to bring outfielder Josh Willingham to Oakland for two prospects.
It appears right-hander Rich Harden is returning to his Oakland roots.
Only Josh Hamilton managed to stay dry when the Texas Rangers celebrated the franchise's first division title in 11 years, drenching the visitor's clubhouse at the Oakland Coliseum with champagne and beer.
Texas Rangers starter Rich Harden is back on the disabled list, this time with tendinitis in his right shoulder.
"He's a good fit for this team and this organization," pitcher Rich Harden said. "I know a lot of the guys here like him and I'm one of those guys. I like him a lot and respect the guy. What he's done here, it's been a good change for the organization."
"Kind of an ugly start," Harden said. "I started feeling better with guys on base. That was an awful start and then everything just kind of clicked."