Dallas Braden will be pitching in a new area code next year

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Dallas Braden’s days with the A’s are over:

Devine is a Tommy John disaster — he’s had two TJ surgeries in three years. Braden’s issue has been his shoulder, which has limited him to three starts since the beginning of 2011, none last year.  The one thing the A’s have shown a lot of in recent years is the ability to crank out new pitchers every few years, so he was clearly expendable.

Brian Dozier’s 24-game hitting streak ends

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Twins second baseman Brian Dozier entered Tuesday night’s action having hit safely in all 17 games this season and in 24 games consecutively dating back to last season. Sadly for him and for the Twins, that streak ended with an 0-for-4 performance against the Yankees.

Dozier grounded out in the first inning, flied out in the third, grounded out in the sixth, and grounded out again in the eighth.

Despite his streak ending, Dozier still has good numbers on the year. He’s hitting .291/.356/.494 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 87 plate appearances.