Saturday November 29th, 2014

The Oakland Athletics are engaged in discussions with the Atlanta Braves about outfielder Justin Upton and catcher Evan Gattis, according to a report from John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group.

Upton batted .270 with 29 home runs and 102 RBI over 154 games last season, while Gattis hit .263 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI over 108 games.

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Hickey notes that right-handed pitcher Jeff Samardzija "may be the bait," but a report Friday night said the A's are not offering Samardzija in trades.

The A's went 88-74 last season and finished in second place in the American League East before losing the AL Wild Card game, while the Braves went 79-83 and finished in second place in the National League East.

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