Billy Beane: Athletics unlikely to get a shortstop through free agency

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Billy Beane says the Athletics aren’t likely to fill their void at shortstop via free agency, reports CSN California’s Joe Stiglich. Jed Lowrie is likely headed elsewhere, and the shortstop market isn’t too appealing as Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera are the most appealing options at the moment.

Lowrie did a decent job in his two seasons with the A’s, batting¬†.271/.334/.405 while accruing 3.1 Wins Above Replacement over 1,228 plate appearances. If the Athletics aren’t keen on Drew or Cabrera, they would likely have to address the position via another trade. Beane has already been quite active early on in the off-season, having traded Josh Donaldson while adding Ike Davis and Billy Butler.