On the fifth day of Christmas, the Oakland Athletics traded away their fifth 2014 All-Star.
The A’s also sent minor league arm Seth Streich to the warm shores of San Diego.
Hahn, a starter who pitched 74 innings last season, with a 3.07 ERA, adds to the depth of an Oakland rotation with plenty of question marks. With the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jon Lester, the A’s rotation has only two certainties to this point: Kazmir and Sonny Gray will be in line to start.
Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess.
The A’s didn’t get any help in the middle infield, their largest need, and now own a surplus of minor league talent. With so many young arms, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if Doolittle is moved elsewhere, particularity if a team is willing to give up a major league infielder.