Cubs, Sox Lose Cespedes To Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract.

Agent Adam Katz confirmed Monday the sides had reached agreement, with details still to be finalized. This is a significant move for Oakland, which now has the steady hitter it sought to boost the roster heading into 2012. The A’s also have expressed interest in slugger Manny Ramirez.

The A’s, hoping to be given clearance from Major League Baseball to relocate to San Jose and construct a new ballpark, have been in rebuilding mode this winter. Oakland traded starting pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill and also All-Star closer Andrew Bailey.

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  • Caution

    Remember, Oakland. Manny Being Manny is actually Dekehead Being Dekehead. Plus, he has a 50 game suspension waiting. That’s Moneyball!

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