Hot Stove roundup: The latest trades

Lots of deals cooking across the baseball landscape

Buddy Reed hit 33 homers over four seasons in the Padres system. (John Moore/Amarillo Sod Poodles)

December 11, 2019 12:53 AM ET

With the Winter Meetings underway, the action on the Hot Stove is boiling over. Here's a roundup of the deals involving Minor Leaguers that have taken place over the past week.

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Winter Meetings notes: A's, Rays, Angels

Prospect updates on Luzardo, Puk, Murphy, McKay, Adell

Jesus Luzardo struck out 34 and walked only eight in 31 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas last season. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | December 10, 2019 5:35 PM ET

A.J. Puk and Jesus Luzardo should bring even more hope to the A's, Brendan McKay can still be a two-way player for the Rays and new Angels manager Joe Maddon is excited to work with Jo Adell.

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Toolshed: Jefferies earns A's in recovery

No. 12 Oakland prospect added to 40-man after breakout 2019

Daulton Jefferies has walked only 12 batters over 99 1/3 innings in his Minor League career. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | December 6, 2019 10:29 AM ET

After missing significant time following elbow surgery, Oakland Athletics No. 12 prospect Daulton Jefferies rebounded nicely in 2019 and showed enough promise to get added to the 40-man roster.

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Brown, Payton pilot polished A's pack

Experienced bunch enjoy career campaigns in Oakland system

Seth Brown's 37 homers for Triple-A Las Vegas were fifth-most in the entire Minor Leagues in 2019. (Steve Spatafore/Las Vegas Aviators)

By Jordan Wolf | November 22, 2019 9:58 AM ET

Teammates with the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators, first baseman Seth Brown crushed 37 homers and outfielder Mark Payton batted .334 to highlight the Oakland Athletics' list of 2019 Organization All-Stars.

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Toolshed: Deichmann earning A's in Arizona

Overcoming injuries, No. 17 prospect turns into MVP candidate

Greg Deichmann hit nine homers through his first 20 games in the AFL, five more than any other hitter. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Sam Dykstra | October 25, 2019 10:35 AM ET

No. 17 Athletics prospect Greg Deichmann missed time in 2018 and 2019. Healthy after those injury-riddled seasons, he's transformed into an Arizona Fall League MVP candidate.

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A's Murphy undergoes left knee surgery

Catcher battled injury all year, expects to be back in the spring

Sean Murphy posted a 1.011 OPS in 41 Pacific Coast League games this season. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 10, 2019 6:46 PM ET

The Oakland Athletics reported that their No. 3 prospect, Sean Murphy, underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday. He should be back for Spring Training.

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A's to call up Luzardo from Triple-A

No. 18 overall prospect will join big league club Monday

Jesus Luzardo allowed three earned runs over his final 21 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | September 8, 2019 7:19 PM ET

Top A's prospect Jesus Luzardo has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to make his Major League debut and will join the big club on Monday in Houston.

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Bolt goes yard again to give Aviators edge

A's No. 16 prospect homers in third consecutive playoff game

Skye Bolt racked up 11 homers and 61 RBIs in 89 Triple-A games this season. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Katie Woo | September 7, 2019 2:22 AM ET

A's No. 16 prospect Skye Bolt homered in his third straight playoff game as Las Vegas thumped Sacramento, 11-4, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 Pacific Coast League semifinals.

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Deichmann provides power for Midland

No. 17 A's prospect homers twice, gives RockHounds 2-0 lead

Greg Deichmann has ripped six home runs -- two in the playoffs -- for Midland since the start of August. (Tammy Tucker/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 5, 2019 11:40 PM ET

No. 17 Athletics prospect Greg Deichmann mashed two home runs and collected three RBIs to guide Double-A Midland to a victory over Amarillo and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Texas League semifinals.

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2019 Pacific Coast League playoff preview

Express, Cubs seek first PCL title; Aviators face River Cats

Iowa's Colin Rea is PCL Pitcher of the Year; top A's prospect Jesus Lazardo boosted Las Vegas down the stretch. (Dylan Heuer, Jerry Espinoza)

By Chris Jackson | September 4, 2019 12:32 PM ET

The Pacific Coast League playoffs have a much different look than last year's edition as all four postseason teams -- Round Rock, Iowa, Sacramento and Las Vegas -- did not qualify in 2018.

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